“We must have the right policies and institutions for young women to choose a career in science and technology,” she said.
She said in a video statement broadcast in the 9th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly held in New York.
“It is important that women in science be promoted to leadership positions. In Bangladesh, I personally commit to advancing the work of our women scientists through recognition and incentives,” she said.
The Prime Minister said her government is digitally empowering thousands of women and girls across Bangladesh.
“I feel delighted to see their vibrant presence in the digital marketplace. We offer dedicated training for young women to help them grow as IT freelancers,” she said.
The premier wished to see her country’s young people with disabilities transform their lives through digital inclusion.
In the past, the number of female students in higher education, especially in science and technology, was not satisfactory, she said.
However, the participation of women in science education has improved significantly in recent years due to our concerted efforts, the Prime Minister added.
In public universities of Bangladesh, about 40 percent of total students are female, while in private universities, their percentage is 30, she said.
“Our young girls need to be prepared to realize our vision of a ‘Smart Bangladesh’. I shall always remain devoted to women’s and girls’ education in science and technology,” she said.