Change in Knowledge, Perception, and Attitudes of the Villagers Towards Gender Roles and Gender Relations: An Evaluation of Gender Quality Action Learning Programme


This paper looks into the changing status of the villagers’ knowledge, perception and attitude towards gender roles and gender relations over time. Data were collected from Eastern part of Bangladesh through survey and in-depth interview. Using Lickert scale attitude of the respondents was measured. Findings show that knowledge on discrimination, empowerment, violence against women and marital issues increased remarkably and attitude on those issues including general perception towards male and female changed positively but perception of them did not change much as expected. Traditional norms, values and culture including patriarchal societal structure still were recognised as barriers by the respondents to bring on gender equality.

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  • Writer Name: Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date: Monday, 12 November 2007
  • Country: Bangladesh