For the past few decades, #Bangladesh has been led by two #women politicians: the current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her rival Khaled Zia. But has this led to female political empowerment?
#Bangladesh is the only country where the prime minister, speaker, Opposition leader, and the heads of major political parties are all #women.
According to DW reports, some of these #women will face their opponents in the country’s parliamentary elections on 7 January.
Ahead of the polls, it made many of us wonder if having #women occupy powerful political positions empower #women’s participation in politics across the board in #Bangladesh.
According to the Global Gender Gap Reports, the country ranks 7th out of 155 nations in #women’s political empowerment. Though that sounds promising, there’s more to the story. According to reports, #women still lag behind in terms of overall active political participation.