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Women's political participation still very low: Speakers

January 22, 2022 00:00:00


The grassroots participation of women, especially in Bangladesh, which does not necessarily reflect at national level, is undeniably of paramount importance for the overall development of women's involvement in politics, speakers said at a dialogue, reports UNB.

They also focused on the role of women's participation in politics towards ensuring a gender-sensitive national agenda, while showcasing the components that are significant towards ensuring the sensitisation.

Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) organised the latest BIPSS Policy Café titled "[email protected]" at a city hotel on Thursday.

A discouraging factor came to the forefront, which is that the percentage of women's participation in the political process has remained very low due to quite a number of social and economic factors.

Engaging in an extensive dialogue through vibrant conversations with the moderator, the speakers went on to delve into the various issues, concerning the role of women in a political scenario.

They highlighted the huge percentage of the overall population, thus their more than crucial role in terms of their participation towards the public life and national development process.

The speakers also put forward various recommendations towards the course of actions that can be adopted towards ensuring greater acceptance and inclusion of the role of women in politics for the wider society, which is imperative in the age of globalisation and connectivity.


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