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"How are women around the world finding their own voice.... between ingrained traditions and pop culture stereotypes"
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Bangladeshi surfer girls go against the cultural tide

Bangladeshi surfer girls go against the cultural tide | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The girls ply this endless stretch of beach every morning, weaving through flocks of tourists to sell snacks, the ocean breeze whipping the gossamer scarves of their traditional shalwar kameez.
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Women in Bangladesh have made massive gains since the country's independence...

Women in Bangladesh have made massive gains since the country's independence... | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

The past four decades have seen increased political empowerment for women, better job prospects, improved education and the adoption of new laws to protect their rights. Despite all of this, however, issues like domestic violence, acid burning and rape still persist.

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Bangladesh: Success in a land known for disasters

Bangladesh: Success in a land known for disasters | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
When it comes to the position of women, Bangladesh has made progress that would be unthinkable in many other Muslim societies.
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