'Bangladesh is a role model in women's empowerment

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the embodiment of women's empowerment in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the embodiment of women's empowerment in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has made remarkable strides in promoting gender equality and empowering women across various domains, reflecting the changing social landscape influenced by globalization. In recent years, women's education, empowerment, and representation in diverse fields have significantly improved, positioning Bangladesh as a leader in the advancement of women's rights. This report explores Bangladesh's achievements in women's development, highlighting key indicators of progress and the government's commitment to fostering gender equality.

Empowerment in Every Sector

In Bangladesh, women's empowerment is evident across social, familial, and professional spheres, signifying a paradigm shift towards inclusivity and equality. Women are actively participating in education, politics, and various professions, reflecting a society where gender norms are being challenged and redefined. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's leadership in navigating the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic has garnered international recognition, further solidifying Bangladesh's position as a champion of women's rights.

Global Recognition and Gender Equality Reports

Bangladesh's commitment to gender equality is underscored by its favorable rankings in global gender inequality reports. According to the Global Gender Inequality Report 2020 by the World Economic Forum, Bangladesh holds the highest rank in South Asia in terms of gender equality. Additionally, the country has consistently performed well in women's empowerment indices, with women occupying key positions in government, including the prime minister, opposition leader, speaker of parliament, and ministers in various ministries.

Constitutional Guarantees and Statistical Insights

The Constitution of Bangladesh enshrines principles of gender equality, ensuring that no citizen faces discrimination based on gender, religion, caste, or place of birth. Statistical data from the Bureau of Statistics further reinforces the progress made in gender parity, with women outnumbering men in the country's population. The announcement made during the 'Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2023' result release ceremony highlights the demographic reality of more women than men in Bangladesh.


Bangladesh's journey towards gender equality and women's empowerment stands as a testament to the nation's commitment to inclusivity, justice, and progress. With constitutional safeguards in place and tangible advancements in education, politics, and various sectors, Bangladesh has emerged as a beacon of hope for gender parity in the region and beyond. As the country continues to prioritize women's development, it paves the way for a more equitable and prosperous future for all its citizens.

Mostafizur Rahman,
Publisher and Editor- projonmokantho 


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