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Women Civil Servants in Field Administration of Bangladesh: Current Status and Challenges
Md Mostafizur Rahman Khan

In the highest echelons of Bangladesh civil service, women are underrepresented in comparison to men. Field experiences boost one's professional advancement as it adds extra weight to one’s performance and thus help to climb up the job hierarchy. Unfortunately, many women are forced to choose between sacrificing their professions and remaining in the central or major divisional office because there is little to no help available to care for their families. This study argues that female officials in Bangladesh find it more difficult to work at the field office than in the central office because of a variety of issues, including the difficulty of balancing work and home, workplace safety, an unpleasant working environment, public attitudes, and political pressures.

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