Bangladesh: 100 seats to be reserved for women in parliament
“A maximum number of women have also been inducted in the cabinet. We believe in political empowerment of women to ensure their social dignity and contribution to economical activities.
“It is not possible to establish women’s rights and stop violence against women only by enacting laws and observing women’s day. Rather there should be proper coordination at government and non-government levels,” Hasina said.
She spoke of women’s role during the Liberation War in 1971. “Some 200,000 women were oppressed by the Pakistani army and their collaborators.”
09 March 2009
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