Assignment on Women Emowerment in the Economy of Bd

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SUBJECT: Management Economics
COURSE TEACHER: Associate Prof. Md. Rofiqul Islam

(Role of women empowerment in the economy of Bangladesh)

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Introduction: Our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam wrote- the Good done by the civilization, half created by man and rests by the women. This is an eternal statement about the development of human civilization. From the dawn of the civilization women and men worked together to make the future brighter. In a certain point of the social development process a few socially determined factors created a cultural hemisphere, which pushed the civilization not to think women as equal to the men. This cultural
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• Patriarchal structures strengthened conservative values, emerging trend of religious fundamentalism.
• Women major targets as boundary markers of culture and tradition.
• Rights of women in family, work place and statehood largely unattained.
• Rising social and political violence against women.
• Women’s roles in politics and administration made problematic by conservative attitudes and practices.
• Lack of support to policies for women as women’s political participation and empowerment is extremely low. Existing policies not translated to impacts.
• A growing consensus of political empowerment as a necessary condition for sustained economic and social advancement of women.
• This presentation is on women’s participation and empowerment in governance the impact of quotas on their status and position in the Civil Service, the Parliament and Local government.
• The objective is to identify and understand the underlying obstacles and potentials of women’s effective leadership and advancement.

Constitutional and Legal framework of Women’ Status Strong constitutional rights and opportunities for women:
• Article 27, 28 (1) (3): equality in the eyes of the law, no discrimination on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth and equal protection under law.
• Article 28(2), 29(1): equal opportunity for men and women in all spheres of state and public life, also in respect to employment in the service of the Republic.
• Article 65(3): Women are free to
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