Research Brief on ‘Women's Representation in the Union Parishad’
By Maheen Sultan, Bayazid Hasan, Sahida Islam Khondaker,
Ahmed Asif Enam, Towhid Iqram Mahmood, Sohela Nazneen
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The study  addresses the lack of nuanced and context -grounded scholarship on what are the different pathways through which women gain access to political power at the local level and what enhances women's political agency (i.e. being effective representatives). It also focuses on how, when and in which areas they do exercise agency and can influence structures, processes and people to bring about change or make decisions in their favour.