Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Empowerment of women in Bangladesh

                                      Empowerment of women in Bangladesh

Empowerment means the process of giving power or authority to the powerless. And empowerment of women indicates a process which helps women get the opportunity to join the workforce and social affairs.

In the past women were confined within the four walls . They were kept away from out-of-home productive work. The hearth was their workplace and so cooking , cleaning , washing giving birth and rearing children become their jobs . Men become the wage earners and all other responsibilities were imposed on them . It Bangladesh the women are still lagging behind .

Women are the worst sufferers in Bangladesh . Superstition and religious dogmas are belting their position  and dignity . The birth of a girl child in a poor family is not regarded as good . Parents think that the birth of a girl child will add to their sufferings . Very often they do not think of sending their girl to school . They are married off in their tender age . In her father in-law’s house she is not treated well and she is often tortured and mistreated by her husband and others for dowry.

In society women are no less important than men . About half of our total population is women . So it cannot be denied that they too possess equal rights and duties as men . They also have ability and if they get opportunity , they can also work like men . That is why keeping aloof a half of its total population , no nation can make the real progress. So, women’s empowerment is a must .

Women’s condition has changed greatly during the last few decades . At present women are playing important roles in all spheres of life . They have come out of the four walls and are working hand in land with men in all spheres of work . Proper steps should be taken for the empowerment of women . We should make our women conscious of the socio-economic development of the county . They should be made self-reliant by impartation to them proper knowledge and employment . Our social prejudices regarding the girls must be changed .

We can say that if we want to keep pace with the challenge of the new millennium ,the participation of both men and women in all development works must be ensured.            

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