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  • 06 Dec 2013
  • Farah Deeba Chowdhury, Margaret Wilson, Colleen Lowe Morna, Mukayi Makaya Magarangom
  • Pages: 90
Women’s minimal leadership role in national and local political spheres remains a serious concern worldwide. The Commonwealth Gender Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005–2015 calls on governments to introduce measures to promote at least 30 per ...
  • 01 Jan 1997
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 62
These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political...
Bangladesh, like many other countries, has deep-rooted patriarchal structures that include the manifestation of various forms of VAWG. VAWG is a serious social, cultural and economic problem in Bangladesh, where nearly two out of every three women...
This chapter reviews the state of municipal finance in Bangladesh. The chapter focuses in particular on the practices of municipal infrastructure financing in Dhaka. It first sets out the country’s macro-economic context, before outlining the...
The process of preparing a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) was undertaken seriously in Bangladesh after a new government with a strong parliamentary majority was elected in October 2001. An interim PRSP (I-PRSP) entitled ‘A national strategy ...
Bangladesh is a society that has experienced violence in all possible forms, including war, flood, famine and state-induced violence. In fact the very emergence of Bangladesh as an independent state was a violent one. The nine-month long war of ...
This chapter is concerned with women working in the export-oriented readymade garment industry in Bangladesh. Although the majority of these women are located in what is officially classified as ‘the formal economy’, the nature of their contracts and...
In 1995 the literacy rate in Bangladesh was set at 44.30 per cent. However, in recent years the enrolment rate in primary schools has increased and has now reached about 90 per cent. But the dropout rate is still too high; more than half of those...
In recent years, enrolment in primary education has increased. But even so, more than 20 per cent of primary school-aged children still remain unenrolled. Moreover, the retention rate has not followed the improvement in enrolment.
According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, the literacy rate of the age 7+ population in 1995 was 44.30 per cent. Of this, the male literacy rate was 50.40 per cent and the female literacy rate, 28.50 per cent. In a 123 million population with...
A range of interventions exists for the education of out-of-school young people in Bangladesh. The government programme for this group is not a specific one. Rather, it is a part of the nine-month basic literacy programme for adolescents and adults.
Jurists have sought for a long time to promote the rule of law and the legal protection of human rights in all parts of the world. Despite this call for a new world order—embracing economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights—little has...
On 10 December 1998, the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was observed all over the globe. This celebration reaffirmed our faith in the protection of human rights and in upholding the universal values of liberty, dignity,...
Bangladesh is a young country. It achieved independence in 1971 at the conclusion of a civil war within the state of Pakistan as it was, which, from 1947 to 1971, comprised an eastern and a western portion separated by a thousand miles of Indian...
The elections to the Seventh Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) in Bangladesh followed a prolonged period of political crisis. An earlier poll on 15 February 1996, boycotted by the Opposition parties, did nothing to resolve this. Consequently, a neutral...
The 12 June 1996 Parliamentary elections were conducted under the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, as amended. This includes provision for a non-party Caretaker Government to govern for a 90 day period while a general election is held.
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