The Involvements Of Clean And Renewable Energy Development For Diminishing Gender Discrimination Essay

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The involvements of clean and renewable energy development for diminishing gender discrimination in poor communities in Bangladesh.

Tanjina Laila1*, Hossain Mohammad Talebull Islam2

1Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, 4349, Bangladesh.
2M.Eng. in Information Technology, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, 60318 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
*Email: tanjina.laila@gmail.com

Abstract: Historically, the participation of women of Bangladesh in energy sector is negligible. The gender analysis shows that “energy poverty” is a gender biased poverty because poor women suffers much for electricity and modern energy services. In rural area, people depend on inherent traditional energy sources like wood, straw, kerosene and cow –dung for cooking and indoor lightening which are very inefficient and unhealthy especially for women and children remaining at home who are frequently exposed to air pollution due to this. Now it is a new challenge to replace these unhealthy energy sources with environment friendly energy sources. The objective of this paper is to co-relate the gender equality and clean source of energy i.e. renewable energy. This paper concludes that though there is no pure technological solution achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, in the light of the social context of rural Bangladesh where women are discriminated can have full access to clean energy source and modern technology which will

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