3.2 Socio-Economic Status In Bangladesh socio-cultural and economic conditions tend to put women in a less favourable position. That is said, women in Bangladesh are certainly not a homogenous group. They are of different classes, such as rich, middle class and poor and they come from various cultural and ethnic minority groups. In a male dominant society, like Bangladesh, the status of women depends on the gender though women are playing an important role in the society. The girl children often suffer the worst kind of discrimination with respect to such basic human necessities such as intra household distribution of food, clothes and access to education (Islam, 2007, p.27).
The number of women is nearly half of the total population in Bangladesh, and an essential part of nation 's human resources. For this reason, bringing women to engage in income-generating activities have now become a major concern for the policy makers. Empowering women economically is a fundamental and unavoidable part of development dialog. In recent years, like other developing countries of the world, Bangladesh has been focusing on the most underprivileged group in the societyÑ the women. Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of Bangladesh is contributing significantly to commercial banks to promote women entrepreneurship in Bangladesh.
Entrepreneurs play a key role in in the development of economies all over the world. Women entrepreneur across the globe plays equal role with their men counterparts in economic development. Women entrepreneurship development in Nigeria has been recognized as very important to national development because of the economic benefits in both developed and less developed countries. Women have the uncommon capability to grow and contribute meaningfully to the development of any nation when empowered. Development of women entrepreneurship is the easiest approach to economic vitality.
Though Bangladesh has made serious strides in bridging gender inequality, most noticeably through political empowerment, there remain glaring cracks. Analyzing the WEF report in isolation is also counterintuitive. Especially since the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2014 ranked
Still people of Bangladesh never want female child in their family and think of female baby as the curse of their family. So when female child is born, parents of their children begin to think of their marriage instead of giving their proper nourishment, care and education, Early marriage is now and early marriage is then have contradiction and both sketches are different from each other with respect to their socio-cultural and psychological factors. Traditionally above 98% marriages of girls in Bangladesh occurred before reaching and attaining their physiological
They are involved in value addition for different products. However, their participation in value chain development activities does not always result into their socio-economic empowerment. As a result, majority of women have continued lagging behind in terms of securing markets, entrepreneurship skills and general empowerment hence becoming difficult to emancipate them from the vicious cycle of poverty. The general assumption with regard to women economic empowerment in relation to the market availability for women entrepreneurs on chicken small scale producer is that if given opportunities women are expected to excel well in business. They have a high control of their business, high degree of prudence and they are honesty and trustful.
In the previous times, the term entrepreneur was clear to men with thoughts which they expand into working businesses. Women were not often introduced and participated in such ventures. General public’s feeling was not in favour of women being involved in business. However, a very few women were involved in working small businesses such as hostelries, coffee shops, retail shops, etc., mostly to produce income for the family in the lack of spouses. Though these ventures be not careful as entrepreneurial, these acted as a set off for the oncoming surge of entrepreneurship by women.
However, even though it has been generally accepted and agreed upon that the role of women is of increasingly importance in society today, there is still one last bastion forbidden to women- the domain of the Buddhist monkhood. This is something that has been strictly taboo for women in Thailand for the past centuries. Besides this, Thai buddhism has also shown other forms of discrimination towards women, which will be discussed thoroughly throughout this essay. Having a high percentage of Buddhists
Dr.Tarak Rao, Mr.M.P Suri, Prof.G Tulsi Rao- The journal of Commerce Sanjay Kaushik- International Journal of management and social Sciences Research The participation of women entrepreneurs in economic activities is not only important from the human resource point of view but it’s also essential from the objective of raising the status of women in the society. And it’s imperative to note that the involvements of the women in economic activities are as self-employed
The polarisation that exists between the privileged sections of society and the masses influences the problems of women. It is the women from economically weaker sections that are most adversely affected. Women who are the prime producers of the necessities of life, women on whom the society depends so heavily for economic support and family health care are the prime targets of these inequalities and injustices and inadequate health care. However, what needs to be emphasised is that it is the women who are the most deprived among the deprived and that every effort should be made to give her at least the basic pre- and post natal care. (Ramalingaswami