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the 1st to share her journey and discuss the route to cut her 2022. now just the run the hi, anthony ok. on this episode of the stream, bangladesh at 50, we will reflect on the countries achievements how it's tackling women's rights and developing added to more chrissy. you can be part of the conversation, of course, on youtube, jump into the comment section to be part of today's bangladesh. hester's son he says, in the past, 50 years of his existence as a sovereign country. first it's economy vehicle to sustain and continue was a form in the areas of men voting forms. developing is ready. medical i miss industries is pharmaceuticals, trend is only labor force and from being an independent country as much as in
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indigo creek in the areas of women's environment and incentivize the going to learn to stay in school. this area has been replicated in many countries and the dishes achievement is tremendous. danny asked to talk about their country at 50 years out a mama, ambassador sally, and also professor. all right, so good to have all 3 of you here looking forward to this conversation. a mama would you introduce yourself to our international audience? tell them who you are, what you t shirt or hi everyone. my name is mama ziller. i'm not as active as from bangladesh. i'm the founder of copper. it's an organization based in the catches your taca, and i am currently at the university of chicago, pursuing my master's and public policy. get to have your ambassador sally, welcome to the stream. introduce yourself to angela audience. hi, this is my book,
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charlie, i'm a career diplomat of bangladesh currently post to brussels us ambassador of bangladesh, to belgium, luxemburg, and head of mission to the european union. get to have one hello professor. please introduce yourself to last spring viewers. thank you for listening to my solutions for the news your call. i'm also the option to put unit 30 at the same university. so guess we're going to talk about some key issues. oh, that impact bangladesh. some key achievements as well. i'm going to start with some new, incredibly positive. i'm just looking at here from robot fatima or unger adopt historic resolution to graduate bangladesh from the least developed country category. what an achievement on 50 years of being known as bangladesh ambassador taught to us more about this. what does it mean?
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thank you. ah, thank you for me. as we all know, we are celebrating 50 ah, use of our independence and we are also celebrating at birth, send new your founding, father of bangladesh, bungled on to shake valuable romance and water. what a better way to, to celebrate this when we got the final recommendation from r u. n. city be in february and eventually on 24th of november this year, the un general assembly adopted resolution and bangladesh officially would graduate in 2026 from the least developed country category. ah, it has been a very challenging journey. ah, we have done it. we are still doing it, we would continue to improve up and what we have already achieved were not complacent. we are happy. we are delighted, but we are not complicit. who am i? i want to share with you a tweet that i remember seeing a few months ago, and it tickled me because it was the global south bangladesh giving
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a hand over to the global know saying, hey, we can help you here. my laptop is silly, more huck you up can invite bangladesh to provide technical assistance on adaptation to climate change. because bangladesh once known for the natural disasters one after another after another, has married somehow to work out climate adaptation to an extent that it's able to offer technical assistance to other countries. you haven't got there yet and mama tell us more. yeah, i think in our journey in the last 50 years, one of the things that we've been able to do without taking notes from the global north or the clinical west is disaster management. and image of bangladesh, though we had in the global landscape, was that of, you know, flooded villages flooded cities, people struggling. but from that, we have
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a very resilient people in this country. and we've been able to be very innovative in terms of cost effectiveness in terms of even just innovative, a disaster management processes so that now we are able to share those with countries abroad. so i think that's one of the areas that i would say that, but that has been able to be incredibly and pass that along with our work and poverty alleviation professor. i want you to listen to professor paul. that's who has some thoughts about like i'm sure you are, you can't hear me. okay, we'll come back to you and i'll come back to you in just a moment. i'm going to pray in professor poverty has some thoughts about the economic development of bangladesh and master. i'm going to ask you to respond to this, play the video and then respond immediately afterwards. hey, we got the economy success among ervish is the contribution of the poor people remain down sustained by the low income, my grims,
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and also the contribution of their element government workers longer than she is now at home, off a new 1000000 years. not the real contributors behind the development, the struggle to live modest life. so the question is, in future, who are the mission will sustain this economy development by inclusive democracy? or it will continue to become and operate in state. but i wanna start with yelling at a professor on, at this ideas as economic development, the gains that bangladesh is seeing that. can it keep it up that certainly, ah, bangladesh, sure would definitely keep it up. if a look at the numbers, the figures, sir, of how we have been reducing poverty ah, over the years, particularly in last year,
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12 years so. so the extreme poverty has been brought down for from more than 20 percent to now 10.5 percent. ah, this figure clearly speaks of what we are capable of doing. so there is no doubt in my mind that we would continue this journey and we would definitely be able to keep this momentum. and this would be a sustainable development for all of us. and ah, if you look at the other indicators of socio economic development, i think there has been a very progressive journey over last our, our 1012 years, 12 thirtyish or so. ah, so there is no doubt that we won't be able to maintain that we would definitely be able to maintain that there should not be any doubt in anybody's mind. oh, i'm professor on, i'm a whore. a great optimism from the ambassador. that is an ambassador's job. all right, so let's take a little bit deeper about the economic progress of bangladesh,
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because you ought to have millions of people who are still till pin poverty. the thoughts i think sometimes we forget that this isn't a largest country in the world. it's 170000000 people. and on the top of that, in 2017 we had 1100000. know literally a bigger population been put on inside the dish. don't forget to go down to 50000 years to be bomb baton. but this became baton inside bundle, more than baton in less than 3 months. now it's a, it's a big country. it's not a small country. so i understand some people they get the patient say moon, who's a former student of mine. i think he's got impatient and probably left among the bush, and i don't blame him because the infrastructure has not kept up to the mob. you
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know, the patient and also something that we need to work on. but to see that we have not, you know what, you know from the last 50 years that it would be very wrong. and i can see myself because i was a student of last night back in 971. i left my battens. i went to go to india, i literally slipped on the pavement. i have seen no side. i have seen millions of the few years and how the lead now from bad if i come now my goal is to develop and i think the final and some of the young youngster has never seen. so i understand they get a patient, you know, not, not too many people that patients like me. but one has to understand the sacrifice . and not to mention, we also forget that we had, you know, but the history is really bad. there's 200 years under the british and then 25 years under pocket start getting a site, you know,
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take all that into account. and then you talk to the as a little bit also, you know, doing well literally model human development better than in many respects of course . then focused on, you know, i think one should say, wow that's, that's not bad. all right, you just did a mama, i'm going to share some stuff here from the world economic forum on my laptop. so what they've been doing is being tracking the gender gap between men and women in terms of jobs, in terms of pay, have a look here on my laptop since 2006 up until now. so she's doing pretty well for a gender gap compared to arrest the south asia where you're really flying high, is in political empowerment. you are 7th for political empowerment, but then going back to health and survival, education with payment, economic participation, and opportunity, much lower on the rights the. let's talk about some of the powerful women
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who have lead and who are leading bangladesh does not offset some of the inequity between the way that women a most women in bangladesh live that lives on. yeah, thank you for the question. i think in terms of the political environment indicator, if we actually look at how many women who are in the political landscape, how many of them are able to move with agency are able to bring new laws into focus, are able to practice their full rights as a parliamentarian or someone in the field of politics, i think there we see not such a happy, happy picture. and i also want to bring it back to lived realities of everyday
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women. if i recall one of our statistics from a cobit national cobit poverty study, that we did, women based of 5 times higher unemployment rate than men one year into the crisis. and one of the hardest hit categories of women where housemaids, who are already involved in both positions, even when we are not in the middle of a global pandemic. but they have been had the hardest, both in terms of unemployment and also facing constraints getting back into work. and i think i would, i would say that the power that certain individuals hold does not translate to empowerment for everyday women. and why, why is that? mamma, why does that not? why? just not having powerful women in politics. mean the women are empowered all the way through the bandwidth society i think that has to do with our culture, our institution. and i don't think either of those,
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our society or our institutions are built to allow women to live as full free human beings. that's why we saw last year during the pandemic in the middle of, you know, one of the worst sense of the corona virus in bangladesh. we saw hundreds and thousands of women on the sheets of one of the largest and the movement of the country saw during the pendency they were out on the streets demanding for freedom . one of the main slogans was, look, the rock come north. we want freedom, not protection. so that really tells you that women in this country don't feel that they are able to exercise their constitutional right to live as full free human beings. and i think that have to do a lot with our institutions which are not built to function as they're supposed to ensuring the right so that, that isn't the country dumbasses. earlier we spoke to human rights watch. we told him that we were looking at bangladesh, 50 years into its people's republic,
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and this is what has a bar wanted to raise in this conversation. he, she had we released a report last year on gender based violence in bangladesh based on interviews with survivors and experts and activists. and the findings were alarming. one particularly graham example of this was a woman who had endured domestic violence for 12 years. she never went to the police because she didn't believe that they would help her until eventually her husband attacked her with acid and after that attack, when she lost one of her eyes and one of her ears, she finally went to the police who told her that they didn't believe that it was her husband who had done it and so they weren't gonna do anything. there's a huge need for reform and that reform has to include providing services. first, survivors reforming the justice system dramatically to make sure that the survivors are treated fairly in court,
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and that all the people involved in the justice system, treat them with respect. and there's also a major need for legal reform to overhaul the laws and make sure that the victim's rights are better respected. i'm at, i'm just looking here about what your prime minister has said about sexual violence against women. laws alone will not suffice to prevent violence against women. we need to change people's mindset. tune back to sally. certainly what, what she has said to her is certainly correct her from a societal perspective. it's sir, all about the mindset, how we look at our society, how we treat women. ah, but i'm, i'm a born optimist. and her, i would say we have come a long way. ah, and i am not saying that there is not dodge and debates violence. it, sir, ah, it's a phenomena that exists not only in bangladesh, but also, ah,
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all over the world. a domestic violence is, is a global phenomena. ah, legal reforms. of course, it's a continuous journey. and if a look at the law is to look at the family court on the basis of a complaint lodged by, by a woman against her husband. the 1st thing that is done is to arrest the husband. and then the investigation takes bet. so ah, i'm not that pessimistic. i think we've come a long way. the women protesting for their rights on the street itself certifies that they are free to protest against the oppression day are not only protesting against the oppression they're talking about their rights. so this is certainly the openness of a society and transparency of a society. but i'm not saying we don't have challenges. we do have challenges and we need to continue the journey that we,
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we have undertaken. and i always feel that it should be a holistic approach. taking everybody on board. we should move forward. am aaliyah's. and if i were to say something like this, a go ahead, go ahead. yeah, thank you. and that's what i just wanted to ask a question. so i think it's a really great to hear your support of last year's antonio, a movement which has continued on to this year as well. and across most of the major approach as there are very concrete set of demands that were put forward. and especially in terms of legal reforms, the evidence act which was said to b e r, repealed i in september's parliamentary session on also marital rape. i is still among others as one of the countries that is still not considering marital rape as rape, which essentially sends a message that husbands have are right over the bodies of their lives. so these,
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i think also do have an effect on people's minds or do i, can you share a little bit of by why there has been such a slow movement from the governance and to make progress on these law reforms like a government, the government of bangladesh, particularly the korean government of bangladesh is very sensitive to ah, the demands of the civil society and what the common people on the ground, ah say about their rights about the kind of atrocities or the pressures they're facing. and the legal reform is a long journey, as you know, ah, it, it doesn't happen over night. but whether there is a political will at the very top among the lawmakers in the parliament. and also in the bureaucracy that's more important. and i, i see a gradual change for the positives to words ah, ah, moving forward and not only in, in the sector of legally form, but also it's
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a societal movement. it's a journey that we all are undertaking. it's not easy. ah, sometimes it's a bit more challenging, or particularly in a country of 100 and ah, 65 ah 1000000 people in 144000 square kilometers. we're the most densely populated back that is our god, donald, professor ahmed, i have so many thoughts and questions from you from. are you chief orient? bangladesh? is unusual right now, professor, i'm going to start with you. this one comes from her, sang a very brief response, please, how sane says we are still getting for real freedom voting power, freedom of speech. your immediate brief response is what know you can, you know, you can raise all sorts of questions. that is, that is, you know, i didn't quite fit. but as i think the investor there was also saying that
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you need to see kind of a big kid. you know, we can go on and keep on debating and keep on arguing about all these questions and all the challenges and all the drawbacks. but what do you want to see? and then 70000000 people just face and make and even intend to me. there was a little lee, i think, i think the people manage well do and your partnership. as i said, i should like a phone call in 1000000 if you'd like. if i may, i give you a couple of concrete examples. for instance, we are the number of journalists, if they would come to talk to us there for bangladesh, they were afraid to come and speak on this program. if you have a look back on the back wall, this is a protest from the opposition parties to the current administration in bangladesh. and you can see that they're being beaten by police. i feel that this is what
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a lot of people online who are saying that they isn't democracy, that there isn't freedom in bangladesh. i know it's difficult to see crystallize this your response in just a minute or so. but how would you do that? people think we don't have freedom, right. how giving you to concrete and as a, as an academic, i'm not listening to government, i've no idea. you know, probably the government can respond more correctly as an academic, you know, i understand that this is something that one has to work on and the people are working on. it's not like what we're writing, we're doing the research. this is not going to change in one day, you know, but then it will also not be here just to keep, you know, putting that making data central understanding of when it comes to 50 years celebration. nobody is saying that the teams are buffet that we have.
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everybody has like to see everything. nobody's saying that there is, there is going to be an, it's not bungler, this alone look at home of south asia, look a neighboring country which has a longer democracy. look at the kind of that that you did. ok. perfect. so let me move on and share some of the teaching question. some of the heavy lifting with your co panelists. mazata 8. thank you for watching right now. is to to you a mama? can you really have a sustainable development without proper democracy? again, that democracy? question mama, go ahead. yeah. you know, certain questions come to my mind when we think of bangladesh and the question of democracy. can country where a writer kidnapped a writer, dies in jail, be considered a democracy. can a country where women are having to take to the streets,
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to demand justice because they have 0 faith and institutions, and complete faith and the culture of impunity that exists. and i can a country, where's school student the protesters are eaten and their protests and their voice suppressed because they're demanding their right to be safe on the roads of their country. can, cannot country be considered a democracy where those realities exist. and i will leave that up to you and our analysts and our audience to answer that question. i want to go back to the words of the prime minister of bangladesh. shake has siena here on my laptop. if i can provide food jobs and health care, that is human rights, what the opposition is saying, or civil society or u. n. g i was, i didn't bother with that. i know my country and i know how to develop my country. ambassador final thoughts on that take sure are
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whether you talk about food or health care accommodation are all jobs are certainly human rights. no question about those are the kind of images that you have just shown on, on the screen are those were from 11 of the protest last job, ah, by the opposition. of course, in ambassador, wondering, i mean, well, the final moments of the shows, final thoughts on bangladesh at 50 and a center. what would you say, bangladesh, ease, or democracy? there has been sustainable development, but typically in the last decade and we would continue with this sustainable development and laugh excited about we are an inclusive society and i'm glad res society perfect. i'm at the secular society, alabama. thank you for coming to the stream to talk about bangladesh at 15. thank
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