Bangladeshi politics has been dominated by two women for decades; current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the leader of the opposition, Khaleda Zia.Despite this, women's rights have largely been ignored.One reason why so many women remain voiceless is because so few of them are represented in the rest of the political arena.Al Jazeera's Shamim Chowdhury reports from Dhaka.
Gender inequality doesn’t make sense on any level. Promoting gender equality can reduce extreme poverty and hunger and boost shared prosperity for girls and boys, women and men, around the world.
Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely-populated nations. Much of the country is a low-lying river delta that floods annually during the monsoon season and is vulnerable to erosion and extreme weather. Caritas Australia is working in Bangladesh to improve health care for mothers and their babies, advance women’s rights, and help with urgent environmental problems.
Bangladesh’s socio-cultural environment contains pervasive gender discrimination, so girls and women face many obstacles to their development. Girls are often considered to be financial burdens on their family, and from the time of birth, they receive less investment in their health, care and education.
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Oxfam Australia You’re more likely to be poor if you’re a woman. And if you’re a woman, you’re also likely to be doing most of the work.Discrimination and injustice are major causes of poverty worldwide, and women and girls bear the brunt of it in all aspects of their lives.