Women, Higher Education and Democracy in Bangladesh
The constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh emphasizes that women need to be adequately represented in all walks of life, including higher education. It is obviously crucial for democracy that women are able to express their views and opinions in the discourses which shape public policy. The question is to what extent the higher educational institutions in Bangladesh have facilitated the participation of women in the higher educational public sphere. Closer inspection however reveals that the socio-cultural norms of Bangladeshi society have prevented women from fully participating in the public sphere of higher educational institutions. The case of Bangladesh illustrates that there is a pertinent need for cultural transformation which facilitates change in the attitude towards women. And there is a compelling need to carry out a democratic restructuring of the educational institutions of Bangladesh.
Between BRICS & G20: India & Global South Are a Resolute Match!
Even before India took over the presidency of the Group of Twenty – the influential forum of major global economies, popularly called the G-20 – India did not shy away […]
China in Eurasia: Revisiting BRI amidst the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
This paper discusses China’s trade and connectivity plans under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Eurasian region and the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Chinese […]
Climate Security in the Indo-Pacific: Priorities and Challenges
The climate vulnerabilities of the Indo-Pacific region have grown immensely with grave implications for regional, national, human, and ecological security. Climate action has been prioritized by most countries, including by […]
Kenya and the Indo-Pacific: The Rationale for an “Outlook” and Why Kenya (and East Africa) Matters
This issue brief argues that Kenya should carefully consider promulgating an Indo-Pacific outlook given the seismic shifts in global distributions of power and the resulting great power rivalry. The future […]
Gender Reality in Bangladesh: Issues and Possibilities
Abstract Bangladesh has made marked strides in many social development indicators such as: structural, economic, cultural, education, healthcare, and political policies. Experience reveals that the influence of patriarchy has not […]
South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, Atmanirbhar Bharat, and the IPEF: Convergence and Commonality
For some time now, the existing multilateral networks such as those of the United Nations (UN) system have been largely ineffective in providing good global governance and helping create resilience, […]