The condition was applied by the Election Commission or EC in 2008 when the registration of political parties was made mandatory. Of the 40 registered parties, only Jatiya Gana Front, a leftist political group, is seen to be successful in ensuring 33 percent women leadership. Prominent parties such as the Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party could ensure 15 percent to 20 percent women representation at all levels although they have women at the top. At least 10 political parties informed the EC about the present status of women representation while 30 parties assured the commission of completing it in scheduled time. The Awami League has 15 women as members on its 81-member Central Executive Committee which brings women representation to 18 percent.
Source: bd News24 March 08, 2018 05:48 UTC