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Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Two NGOs

Mohammad Samiul Islam ()
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Mohammad Samiul Islam: Department of Public Administration, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS) from Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC)

Abstract: Empowerment of women is a holistic concept. It is a multi-dimensional approach and it covers social, political, and economic aspects. This paper used questionnaires and focus group discussions to shed light on the question if non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have increased women’s empowerment in Bangladesh. Looking at two study areas and two NGOs (the Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB) and Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK)), the results of the case study show that these two NGOs have helped women with economic empowerment, but that progress with women’s overall empowerment has been limited.

Keywords: gender; women; empowerment; microcredit; Bangladesh (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
Date: 2014-09
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