Bangladesh has become a role model in women’s empowerment, and the country is now experiencing an appreciable change in society. Whether it is handicraft, politics, engineering, business, medicine, media, sports or technology, Bangladeshi women have set their foothold in every field of work or profession.
According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Bangladesh has been ranked at the top among all South Asian countries for its achievements in gender parity.
Despite all this, a section of people in our society has a perception that women are less empowered than men. Yet stereotypes and cultural norms continue to prevent millions of women from fulfilling their real potential.
It needs no emphasising that in many spheres of life, we encounter gender discrimination and in this country violence against women is widely prevalent.
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Still domestic violence, dowry related repression, rape, sexual harassment, wage discrimination, and social discrimination against women are common phenomena in Bangladesh.
Being vocal about gender discrimination and violence against women is a part of our social responsibility. Still a lot more needs to be done if we want to see our women climbing the socio-economic ladders side by side with their male counterparts.
Scrutinizing the need for women’s contribution for the future development of the country, it can be said that the participation of women needs to be enhanced and reinforced in decision making processes.
Women’s contribution to Bangladesh’s progress in different areas is indispensable. Women in Bangladesh are leading from the front in the country’s sustainable development.
In order to sustain the tempo of current progress of Bangladesh, women’s participation is inevitable. In order to make this nation strong and self-reliant, dynamic works and schemes are needed to be integrated in government schemes to empower women. In this regard, we must remove all kinds of discrimination and obstacles that prevent women from realising their full potential.