Feminism in Bangladesh
Feminism in Bangladesh seeks equal rights of women in Bangladesh through social and political change. Article 28 of Bangladesh constitution states that "Women shall have equal rights with men in all spheres of the State and of public life".
History [ edit ]
Feminist movements in
Bangladesh started long before its independence. During the 19th century the social reform movement, mostly carried out by male social leaders, worked to abolish practices such as infanticide, child marriage, and widow burning. Women activists in Bangladesh organized to claim their rights during the British and Pakistan period of Bangladesh. They mobilized to fight regarding issues including violence against women, economic opportunities for women, equal representation in politics for women, reproductive rights, reforming family law, and gender equality in public policies. During the Pakistan period the feminist movement was more focused on politics and national struggles. The feminist movement of the 1970s and 1980s was led by professional women from urban areas.
Muslim Family Law [ edit ]
The Muslim Family Law was enacted by the British Indian government and later the Sharia law was enacted by the then President of Pakistan
Ayub Khan. Which is discriminatory against women's rights law.
Bangladeshi feminists [ edit ]
Begum Rokeya was a notable Muslim feminist, educator, and activist. 
Kamini Roy was the first woman honors graduate in British India. 
Nawab Faizunnesa was the first woman Nawab of South Asia, she is known for her campaign for female education and other social issues related to women    
Mohammad Nasiruddin, Bangladeshi journalist, women's rights activist, and publisher of Begum   Fazilatunnesa, Bangladeshi mathematician, Principal of Eden Mohila College, and first female post-graduate of Muslim Bengal.
Nurjahan Begum, pioneer female journalist and editor of Begum, the first women's magazine in Bangladesh. 
Nurun Nahar Faizannesa was a leader of the feminist movement in Bangladesh- 
Mahmuda Khatun Siddiqua, Bangladeshi poet, essayist, and a pioneering women's liberation activist.
Sultana Kamal is a Bangladeshi lawyer and human rights activist. She serves as the Executive Director of Ain o Salish Kendra, a civil rights organization.
Sufia Kamal, Bangladeshi poet, feminist leader, and social activist.
Taslima Nasrin is a feminist who is known for her criticism of religion. 
Syeda Razia Faiz was the first female elected member of parliament in Bangladesh. 
Hasna Begum is a contemporary Bangladeshi philosopher of feminism and held the prestigious Rokeya Chair by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Rokeya Rahman Kabeer was a woman emancipation activist. 
Masuda Khatun was a pioneering feminist who was given the nickname Agni Nagini (Fire Serpent) by Kazi Nazrul Islam. 
Wasfia Nazreen is the first Bangladeshi, and Bengali person of any gender, to climb all the Seven Summits.
Shaheda Mustafiz is the first female programmer of Bangladesh.   Ayesha Khanam, Bangladeshi feminist leader and freedom fighter.
Rounaq Jahan, Bangladeshi political scientist, feminist leader, and author. Angela Gomes, social worker and founder of
Banchte Shekha (Learn How To Survive)  Shireen Huque, cofounder of Naripokkho and anti-violence crusader.
  Rahnuma Ahmed, anthropologist, activist, and author
  Nazma Akter, Bangladeshi
trade unionist and founder of the Awaj Foundation.  Joya Sikder, transgender activist and founder of Somporker Noya Setu (SNS)
  Tasaffy Hossain, founder of the feminist organization
Bonhishikha, that first staged in Bangladesh. The Vagina Monologues  Trishia Nashtaran, founder of the feminist grassroots organization Meye Network.  
Organizations [ edit ]
Begum Magazine, founded in 1947
Bangladesh Mahila Samiti (formerly Dhaka branch of All Pakistan Women's Association), opened in 1949
Dhaka Ladies Club, opened in 1951
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, formed in 1970 Banchte Shekha, established in 1976
 Naripokkho, formed in 1973
Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers' Association, formed in 1979. Hill Women's Federation(HWF)formed in 1988
Acid Survivors Foundation, founded in 1999 Awaj Foundation, founded in 2003
Bonhishikha, formed in 210. Somporker Noya Setu (SNS), formed in 2010 
See also [ edit ]
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