Women's rights in Bangladesh
Women's rights in BangladeshAs the country celebrates independence, we look at the struggle for gender equality.
Women in Bangladesh have made massive gains since the country gained its independence in 1971. The past four decades have seen increased political empowerment for women, better job prospects, improved education and the adoption of new laws to protect their rights. Despite all of this, however, issues like domestic violence, acid burning and rape still persist.
In this episode of The Stream, we talk to writer and activist Anushay Hossain; Wasfia Nazreen, founder of the Bangladesh on Seven Summits Foundation; and law professor Saira Rahman Khan.
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