Condition of Women in Bangladesh: A Study of Literature

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United Nations

Convention on the Elimination
of All Forms of Discrimination
against Women

CEDAW/C/BGD/6-7
Distr.: General
24 March 2010
Original: English

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination
against Women
Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Combined sixth and seventh periodic report of States parties

Bangladesh*

* The present report is being issued without formal editing.

10-28851 (E) 090610

*1028851*

CEDAW/C/BGD/6-7

Contents
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List of Abbreviations Used .............................................................................................................. 4 Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 6 Outline of the Report ..................................................................................................................... 11 Section I: Background Framework .............................................................................................. 12 1.

General Information ...................................................................................................................... 12 A. Demographic, economic, social and cultural characteristics....................................................... 12 B. Constitutional, political and legal structure................................................................................. 19

2.

General Framework for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights ............................... 20 C. Acceptance of international human rights norms ........................................................................ 20 D. Legal framework for the protection of human rights at the national level .................................. 21 E. Framework within which human rights are promoted at the national level................................. 22 F. Reporting process at the national level ........................................................................................ 23

3.

Information on Non-Discrimination and Equality and Effective Remedies ............................. 24 Section II: Convention-specific Document ................................................................................... 25

1.

Implementation of Concluding Observations on Fifth Periodic Report ................................... 25

2.

Additional Legal and other Appropriate Steps and Measures Undertaken .............................. 42 A. Part I

........................................................................................................................................ 43

Article 1: Discrimination ................................................................................................................. 43 Article 2: Policy Measures............................................................................................................... 43 Article 3: Guarantee of Basic Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms...................................... 45 Article 4: Special Measures ............................................................................................................. 51 Article 5: Sex Role Stereotyping and Prejudice............................................................................... 56 Article 6: Suppression of Exploitation............................................................................................. 57 B. Part II ........................................................................................................................................ 58 Article 7: Political and Public Life................................................................................................... 58 Article 8: Representation...
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