Tereza Steinhüblova

Policy and Research Papers

Women's Participation in Communal Justice in Rural Bangladesh

In many developing countries women continue to be marginalized and discriminated, which has propelled the issue of women empowerment into a key component of development policy interventions. A new ODI report titled Women and power: Mediating community justice in rural Bangladesh  focuses on rural Bangladesh, where women have historically been excluded from participating, yet alone leading, traditional justice processes. The authors argue that there is a lack of analysis on the issue of women’s leadership, particularly on whether women have any influence once in a position of leadership.

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