This monograph examines the problems of women’s political participation in Bangladesh. This study finds that women’s participation in politics is limited in Bangladesh despite the unique experience of having a female prime minister and a female opposition leader. How did Bangladesh get these two women political leaders? Despite having these two leaders why is women’s political participation low? What are the problems of women politicians of Bangladesh? This monograph identifies the issues that women themselves face when participating as active politicians.
Farah Deeba Chowdhury is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. She received her Ph.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. She specializes in the areas of Women, Islam and Law; Women and Politics; Women and Work; and Gender and Development. She Did her M.A. in Women's Studies From Saint Mary's University, Canada. She also did an M.A. in Political Science from York University, Canada. Her background in Women's Studies, Political Science and Law Makes her an Interdisciplinary Scholar.