Rouf, Kazi Abdur*
York Center for Asian Research Center (YCAR), York University, Canada (Kaziabdur56@hotmail.com)
The patriarchal ideology influences and shapes the sexual division of labor where their work and status is determined by sex, within the home and workplace and limits their access to economic and other community resources. Gender and Development (GAD), Women in Development (WID), Women in Business (WIB), Women and Development (WAD), Women in Cultural Development (WCD) and Women in Environment (WED) are different approaches to instituting women’s equality, to fulfill their basic human needs and to establish the basic human rights of women in society. The Grameen Bank (GB) is working towards increasing and maintaining poor women’s economic development (WID). The paper examines Grameen Bank successful in applying the WIB, GAD, WAD, WCD and WED approach to women-centered development in Bangladesh. The paper uses literature review; critically analyze Grameen Bank services to women for their socio-economic development.
Keywords: gender and development; women in business; women in cultural development; women and development; women in environmental development