Women Empowerment in Bangladesh

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Women Empowerment in Bangladesh
Women empowerment in Bangladesh means giving women of the country the power to rule and govern their own lives, away from traditional and social constraints. The women empowerment movement in Bangladesh focuses on giving women the power and authority they need to be men’s equals. The structures of sub ordinance that have keep women in the dark for so long must be eliminated. Women must have intellectual resources that can be acquired through good education and material resources that can be accumulated with the help of a solid job. Women in Bangladesh work in rural areas and do most of the manufacturing labor as well as most of the harvesting. This traditional practice needs to stop. The violence against
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However, later (approximately 500 B.C) the status of women began to decline with the smirtis (especially manusmriti) and with the Islamic invasion of Babar and the Mughal empire and later Christianity curtailing women's freedom and rights.Although reformatory movements such as Jainism allowed women to be admitted to the religious order, by and large, the women in India faced confinement and restrictions. The practice of child marriages is believed to have started from around sixth century. Medieval Period the Indian woman's position in the society further deteriorated during the medieval period when sati among some communities, child marriages and a ban on widow remarriages became part of social life among some communities in India. The Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent brought the purdah practice in the Indian society. Among the Rajputs of Rajasthan, the Jauhar was practiced. In some part of India, the devadasis or the temple women were sexually exploited. Polygamy was widely practiced especially among Hindu kshatriya rulers. In many Muslim families, women were restricted Zenana areas. Bhakti Movement the Hindu society as stated before was being steadily rigidified under the supremacy of the Brahmins. The first invasion of India by the Muslims took place during the period in which Shankaracharya lived in the eight century. India experienced a second Muslim invasion in the eleventh century when the Muslim hordes led by Muhhamad of Gazni swept over part of India.
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