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Bangladesh Gets First Female Major General


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Dr Susane Giti

Bangladesh has been a role model in women’s empowerment. Noticeable progress has been seen in various aspects of health, education, work and administration. The country is experiencing an appreciable change in society because of its efforts in this regard.

Recently Bangladesh Army finds its first female major general Dr Susane Giti. By introducing a female officer in the army as a Major General, another new horizon of that step was initiated. It gives a boarded picture of women’s empowerment in our country.

The concept of women’s empowerment and efforts in this area has helped the country attain a steady progress in gender equality, which helped Bangladesh to secure the first spot in gender equality (among South Asian countries) for the second consecutive year at the Gender Gap Index of 2017.

Half of the population of Bangladesh is women and their economic participation has increased appreciably. In fact, national and international policy strategies have also been reflected in the policy to ensure women’s advancement so that they have control over their lives and play an influential role in society as decision makers.

The number of working women increased to 18.6 million in 2016-17 from 16.2 million in 2010. Bangladesh secured the 47th position among 144 countries in 2017 as per The Global Gender Gap Report, whereas India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan remain at 108, 109, 111, 124 and 143 positions respectively.

Now let’s talk about their contribution in science of our women. Last year Nasa research engineer Mahmooda Sultana has been named as the “IRAD Innovator of the Year” for her groundbreaking work advancing nanomaterials and processes to create small, potentially revolutionary detectors and devices for use in space. It was immense pride for us. Women are also studying science subjects in our public and private universities. In Dhaka University, about 30-40 percent students in physics and chemistry are female. In the biological sciences and medical education, the number is an astonishing 60 percent. In Jahangirnagar University, the percentage of female students in physics is about 35 percent. That shows women’s interest in science.

Among the inventors of country’s first nano satellite ‘Onnesha’, one of them were female Raihana Shams Antara. This year two women got Nobel Prize in both Physics and Chemistry discipline, Donna Strickland and Frances H. Arnold. If women of our country make progress in this way then one day it will not be astonishing if they awarded for Nobel Prize. -dailyobserver