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Dec. 04, 2020

Women and the Right of Access to Information in Bangladesh


This report outlines the findings of a study that assesses women's ability to exercise the right to information with the same facility as men in Bangladesh.
Access to information is the foundation upon which governments promote transparency, encourage participation, and make public administration more effective and efficient. Over the course of The Carter Center’s work, we have observed that oftentimes the right to information is not benefiting marginalized populations, specifically women.

To ascertain whether women can exercise their right to access information with the same frequency, ease, and rate of success as men, the Center designed a study that has demonstrated a significant inequity in the exercise of the right to information. It identified the main obstacles women face and the most relevant information for women’s increased economic empowerment and rights.
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