Study on Opportunities & Choices of Bangladeshi Women

Bangladesh has made substantial progress in a number of human development indicators in the past two decades, including declines in fertility and child mortality and the achievement of gender parity in primary and secondary education. But there are important obstacles which constrain overall development, including the persistence of early marriage and childbirth for women, high rates of female secondary school dropout, gender inequality within the households and low female participation in formal employment. To address these issues, the University of Kent (UK) is undertaking a three-year study on female secondary education and the long-term opportunities of rural Bangladeshi women, funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

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