UST. Unnayan Shahojogy Team. WOMEN’S RIGHT TO POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEXT OF CEDAW WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON BANGLADESH. MIRIAM COLLEGE, MANILA,PHILIPPINES 25 Oct’2011. BACKGROUND. Area of Bangladesh 1,47,570 sq. km. Total population of Bangladesh is 14,23,19000 (2011)
Unnayan Shahojogy Team
WOMEN’S RIGHT TO POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEXT OF CEDAW WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON BANGLADESH.
MIRIAM COLLEGE, MANILA,PHILIPPINES
Clerics protesting NWDP
CEDAW activities have been carried out under 2 Categories:
Policies, Programs & Action Plans to Promote Gender Equality and Eliminate discrimination against Women by State Party.
Legislative Reforms & Measures
(44 members, Headed by the Prime Minister)
On 5 June, 2011, RumanaManzur, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Dhaka University, became the victim of a horrific case of domestic violence when she was brutally attacked by her husband Hassan Syed, who allegedly beat her mercilessly, tried to gouge out her eyes and bit off part of her nose in a fit of rage.
Women Member Parliament 1973-2008
Participation of women in Parliament is very low with only 18.6% where directly elected is only 6.3%.
Female Members in the Party Hierarchy of Major Political parties in Bangladesh
Future society will progress only if women are men are Equal. Not doing so is like running a race with only one leg or thinking with only half a brain.
Women’s Active political participation will improve dramatically the current politics. Once women’s participation reaches parity, Traditional Male Centered Politics characterized by Authority, Domination, Corruption and Violence will yield to Politics characterized by love, caring, cooperation, sacrifice & honesty.