Women Empowerment Essay example
While speaking on Bangladesh, since coming here as Bangladesh’s High Commissioner I have come to realize, increasingly and sadly as time has gone by, that Bangladesh is often bypassed and when …show more content…
With a 12% non-Muslim population, Bangladeshis have also proven, despite some provocations, that it is possible to be a pre-dominantly Muslim nation and yet have all the communities enjoy their political freedom, religious liberty, cultural identity while preserving excellent inter-faith harmony. The absence of any incident in Bangladesh in the wake of murderous events in the region and elsewhere underscores---if that were necessary--- the tolerant attitude of our people and the pragmatic measures taken by the government. This characteristic of the Bangladesh people can be attributed to an ancient Bengal civilization in which Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam coexisted in harmony since time immemorial.
On the developmental front Bangladesh has gained international credit as the only South Asian country to have already reached three of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals, including attaining universal primary education, gender parity in primary and secondary schools, and access to safe drinking