Bangladeshi politics has been dominated by two women for decades; current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the leader of the opposition, Khaleda Zia.
Despite this, women's rights have largely been ignored.
One reason why so many women remain voiceless is because so few of them are represented in the rest of the political arena.
Al Jazeera's Shamim Chowdhury reports from Dhaka.
Source: Al Jazeera