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Role of Rural Women in Environment Conservation: A Case Study of a Bangladesh Village

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Economics, Asian University for Women, Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh
  • 2Department of Law, Premier University, Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 46-51, April,14 (2016)


This paper explores the participation of rural women in conservation of environment in rural Bangladesh. On the basis of survey conducted on some randomly selected rural women in a typical coastal based rural area in Bangladesh, the study demonstrates a number of important conclusions that women are mostly involved in the activities relating to the conservation of environment along with their traditional household activities, they are interested in such activities because they obtain substantial benefits as food security, income, health care and above all in maintaining a sustainable and balanced eco system. Findings suggest that involvement of women to a larger extent in such activities can augment the socio-economic development of Bangladesh and it is imperative for preserving sustainable development.


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