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Women’s Participation in the Bangladeshi Economy

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Through the tireless efforts of non-governmental organizations like CARE International as well as leadership within the country’s government itself, women’s participation in the Bangladeshi economy and politics has changed drastically. In the last 30 years, Bangladesh has made significant progress in improving women’s roles in the country’s political and economic landscapes. Although domestic violence and child marriage, among other gender-related issues, are still prevalent, the structural changes initiated by the country’s leaders have made it a case study for a speedy improvement of women’s rights.

Changes for Women’s Empowerment

With the support of NGOs in the 1990s, the Bangladeshi government started work on eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary schools by giving special stipends to female students “in rural secondary schools.” Moreover, the government and NGOs…

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