Lessons on Women’s Political Leadership from Bangladesh

  title={Lessons on Women’s Political Leadership from Bangladesh},
  author={Najma Chowdhury},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={8 - 15}
  • N. Chowdhury
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
T wo women, Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina, have served as prime ministers of Bangladesh, ruling the country for fifteen consecutive years (1991–2006) as power alternated between the two political parties they led, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the Awami League (AL), respectively. What are their political legacies? What do their experiences tell us about the challenges to women’s political leadership? Did these pathbreakers succeed in claiming a larger space for women in politics… 

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