Feminism in Bangladesh
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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".
Muslim Family Law
The Muslim Family Law, created by the British Indian Government and later amended by Pakistani president Ayub Khan, is based on Shariah Law, which is discriminatory against women in Bangladesh.
- Begum Rokeya was a notable Muslim feminist.
- Kamini Roy was the first woman honours graduate in British India.
- Nurun Nahar Faizannesa was a leader of the feminist movement in Bangladesh-
- 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.
- 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.
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