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Story Publication logo July 12, 2009

Bangladesh: Dr. Nazmunnessa Mahtab on Women in Politics in Bangladesh


Stine Eckert,  Pulitzer Student FellowIn the national elections in December 2008 Bangladeshi women gained a huge success in parliament: 19 women got a direct mandate. Although a quota of 45 women of 345 members for the parliament exists, this was the first time, so many women got a direct mandate outside the quota. Acting chair and professor in the women studies department of Dhaka University. Dr. Nazmunnessa Mahtab give some background on women in politics, the recent success, and political culture in Bangladesh.

Learn more about Stine's project: Bangladesh: The (Un)Power of Women See all Stine's dispatches

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