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Decentralization And Women Empowerment In Bangladesh: Union Parishad Perspectives

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Md. Mahbub Alam Prodip



Key Words: Decentralization, Reserved Seats, Women Empowerment, Union Parishad and Bangladesh



Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore the status of women’s empowerment through reserved seats at the lower level of decentralized body, especially Union Parishad (here after UP) in Bangladesh. The paper also tries to find out major challenges towards women empowerment in UP. At the same time, there will be an attempt to provide some suggestions to overcome those challenges. The study is based on secondary literature including books, journal’s articles and conference papers. The study revealed that women are not empowered socially through reserved seats although the successive governments have implemented reserved seats through decentralization process over the years.



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