ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Limits and Possibilities of Law and Legal Literacy-Experience of Bangladesh Women

Limits and Possibilities of Law and Legal Literacy Experience of Bangladesh Women Fatema Rashid Hasan The demand for rights, and enforcement of existing rights has played an integral part in the women's movement for social change in Bangladesh over the past decade. The main strategy pursued by the women's movement has involved lobbying the legislature for legal reform and raising questions on constitutional provisions by using the discourse of rights in the courts, and is informed by a liberal understanding of law which focuses on the need to protect individual rights from being encroached upon by the state. While this approach has secured some personal rights for women, it precludes an understanding and inquiry into the deeper relationship between social and economic oppression and law.

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