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- Bangladesh Election Commission, http://www.ecs.gov.bd/
- Bangladesh Parliament website, http://www.parliament.gov.bd/
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- Thörlind, R. 2003. Development, Decentralization and Democracy. Exploring Social Capital and Politicization in the Bengal Region, Dhaka: Pathak Shamabesh Book.
- Chowdhury, Najma. 2002. ‘The Implementation of Quotas: Bangladesh Experience - Dependence and Marginality in Politics.’ Paper presented at IDEA's regional workshop on the Implementation of Quotas: Asian Experiences. Jakarta, Indonesia.
- Democracywatch 2002. Assessing Training Program for the Female Members of the UP, Dhaka: Democracywatch.
- Siddiqui, T. ‘Effective Participation of Women and Strengthening of Local Government in Bangladesh’, paper presented at the seminar: Good Governance and Local Government: Changes and Challenges, Dhaka, December 2002.
- Chowdhury, Najma. 2001. ‘The Politics of Implementing Women's Rights in Bangladesh.’ Jane H. Bayes & Neyereh Tohidi (eds.). Globalization, Gender, and Religion: The Politics of Women's Rights in Catholic and Muslim Countries. New York: Palgrave.
- Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. 2000. Women in Asia and the Pacific: High-level Intergovernmental Meeting to Review Regional Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. 26-29 October 1999: Proceedings. New York: United Nations.
- World Food Programme 1999. Elected Woman Members of UP. A Socio-Economic Study, Dhaka: World Food Programme.
- Nathan, I. 1998. When Poor People Participate. A Case Study of a Local Government election in a Locality of Rural Bangladesh, Aarhus: Politica.
- Goetz, A. 1996. ‘Dis/organizing gender: women development agents in the state and NGO poverty – reduction programmes in Bangladesh’, in S.M. Rai (ed.) Women and the State: International Perspectives, London: Taylor and Francis, pp. 118–42.
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Inter-Parliamentary Union. http://www.ipu.org/
Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliament in 2015: The year in review”: http://www.ipu.org/pdf/publications/WIP2015-e.pdf
Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliament: 20 years in review”: http://www.ipu.org/pdf/publications/WIP20Y-en.pdf
Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliaments: World and Regional Averages”: http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/world.htm
Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliaments: World Classification ”: http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm
Women's Environment and Development Organization, www.wedo.org
Online Women in Politics, www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org
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