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Nazmunnessa Mahtab

Nazmunnessa Mahtab is Professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka. She is also one of the founding members involved in the establishment of the Department. She had been a teacher in the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka since 1972. After graduating from the University of Dhaka, she pursued a Master’s Degree in Politics, with specialization in Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London, in 1975. She completed her PhD from the University of Delhi, India in 1982. She also did her Postdoctoral Research as a Senior Fulbright Scholar from George Washington University, Washington D.C. in 1989. Dr. Mahtab served as the Chairperson of the Department of Public Administration from 1986-1989 and Chairperson of the Department of Women and Gender Studies from 2003-2006. She has been working on women’s issues and concerns for more than three decades, and has conducted many research works on diverse aspects of women’s lives. Her areas of specialization include: Women and Poverty, Gender, and Development; Violence Against Women; CEDAW and Women’s Rights; Gender and Governance; Women in Public Policy; and Leadership and Empowerment of Women. She is associated with many women’s organizations, both at home and abroad. Dr. Mahtab possesses the experience and expertise of working as a Gender Consultant with the Government as well as with many international agencies, such as the UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, ILO, WHO, USAID. She has worked with many NGOs assisting them in developing a Gender Policy for their respective organizations. Dr. Mahtab also participated in gender training programs first as a trainee and later on as a trainer. She has participated in national and international seminars and conferences both at home and abroad and has written extensively on women’s issues and problems. She has published three books: Women in Bangladesh: From Inequality to Empowerment (2007); Introduction to Women and Gender Studies: Selected Texts on Issues and Concepts (2011);Women, Gender, and Development: Contemporary Issues (2012).
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