BANGLADESH LEADS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT
Bangladesh has been crowned the leader of women’s empowerment with amazing statistics showing rising female education and the number of women in the work force. The effort started in the 1990s where primary education was expanded and gender parity was emphasised in secondary school. The government then continued their efforts by engaging NGOs to mobilise women in rural areas and educate them in terms of health and family planning to improve infant, child, and maternal health, as well as income earning opportunities. In a study conducted between 2016 and 2017, the number of working women had increased to 18.6 million from 16.2 million in 2010. Bangladesh isn’t done yet, however. During the announcement of the budget for the fiscal year of 2018 to 19, the government announced its highest allocation in the country’s history for the sector as they consider women’s participation a vital part of the path to women’s empowerment!