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Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy -Photo Commons
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Bangladesh’s only female big-city mayor may also be its most effective
Narayanganj, Bangladesh — This Muslim-majority nation may have a female prime minister, but at the local level it remains difficult for women to gain and hold political power. Salina Hayat Ivy knows this better than anybody. As the mayor of this...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National review, Bangladesh
The period 1995 to 2014 has been a period of economic growth led by increased agricultural production, exports, and remittances from international migration, lowering of dependency on external aid and a growing productive population. It has also...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Bangladesh: Caucus for women and children’s health mooted
Bangladesh has started a process to set up a ‘parliamentary caucus’ to better coordinate parliament’s actions on reproductive, maternal and child health, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has said. Speaking at the end of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bangladesh: Ensure one-third seats for women in parliament
Members of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP), a women's rights organisation, yesterday demanded that the government ensure one-third of the parliamentary seats for women through direct elections. They also demanded for the reallocation of electoral...
Monday, October 01, 2012
Bangladesh: Slum Women in Bangladesh Start Organizing through Local to Local Dialogues
Lacking basic services and living under the constant threat of eviction, the people of Bhola wanted to change their situation but needed support to formulate a plan of action. Enter the Local-to-Local Dialogue, a strategic process developed by the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh Parties Oppose 33 Percent Women's Quota
The two main political parties of Bangladesh have disapproved of the Election Commission's proposal to reserve 33 percent of nominations for women in elections, despite both being headed by women who have ruled the country. For more...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh Acts Against Leaders of Main Parties
Bangladesh on Monday moved against the leaders of its two main political parties, both former prime ministers, as it intensified efforts to clean up the nation’s corrupt politics. To read the full article, please visit The New York Times...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Hasina Takes Oath as New Bangladesh Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina, the winner of Bangladesh's parliamentary election last month, was sworn in as the country's prime minister on Tuesday, ending two years of rule by an army-backed interim government. It will be her second time in the office. To read...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Bangladesh to Hold Elections to Parliament Seats Reserved for Females on March 29
Bangladesh to hold polls to 45 parliament seats reserved for women on March 29, Election Commissioner Sakhawat Hussain told reporters here on Monday. Members of the country's ninth parliament (MPs), who were elected by direct public votes in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Bangladesh 45 Women MPs for Reserved Seats Sworn In
The newly elected 45 women members of parliament from the reserved seats were sworn in on Sunday at the oath room of national parliament building in Dhaka. Speaker M Abdul Hamid administered the oath to the lawmakers this morning. Of the 45 women...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: 45 Women MPs to Take Oath Sunday
Forty-five new women MPs, elected to reserved seats, will be sworn in on Mar 29. Speaker Abdul Hamid will administer oaths to 36 new Awami League MPs, five of BNP and one of Jatiya Party, said Shawkat. The candidates were elected unopposed on...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Bangladesh's Women are In The House
At a public meeting in Noakhali district in the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh, Agriculture Minister Motia Chowdhury had a strange encounter. Throughout the proceedings, a group of men stood with their backs toward her. The men, as it...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Bangladesh to Increase Women Seats in Parliament to 100
"The number of reserved seats for women in parliament will be increased to 100 and there will be direct election in these seats," Finance Minister Muhith told the House while presenting the budget for 2009-10 yesterday. The women MPs have so...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women MPs Vow to Unite for Political Empowerment
Women lawmakers of the ninth parliament at an orientation programme today pledged to work together for empowering the womenfolk politically and towards removing disparity between men and women. It is time for women to stood under a single...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Hasina Takes Oath as New Bangladesh Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina, the winner of Bangladesh's parliamentary election last month, was sworn in as the country's prime minister on Tuesday, ending two years of rule by an army-backed interim government.It will be her second time in the office. ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women Underrepresented in South Asian Politics
Politics is essentially led by women in Bangladesh, said Kamal. Bangladesh's current head of government is Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, while the heads of opposition were women as well for the past two decades. Women also make up 18.6 percent...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women seats in Sangsad to go up
Constitution amendment body faces difficulties in introducing direct election system. The parliamentary special committee on constitutional amendments agreed in principle to propose increasing reserved seats for women in the House but it is...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Thwart smear campaign agaisnt women policy
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all to help the government implement National Women Development Policy for the welfare of women.  She said that a certain quarter “trading on religion” has been trying to mislead people by...

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