6 January 2011
Women Empowerment in Bangladesh
The Rise of the Other Half
Using statistical data, this paper compares Bangladesh vis-à-vis South Asia, China and Vietnam to see where it stands in the regional context as far as gender balance, more precisely women empowerment, is concerned. It then identifies the factors that contributed to women empowerment - the primary thrust of this study - in Bangladesh. It also explores how the country's steady progress in gender-related development indicators could be a critical factor in guiding Bangladesh towards a higher growth trajectory.
© 2011 Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
M Shahidul Islam, Suvi Dogra