International Women’s Day: female Opposition Leaders

A shout out for all women in politics on IWD. It is hard job even without the stress of speaking out as a woman in a traditionally male environment.

The modern era records 52 women as leaders of the official Opposition. They include Aung San Suu Kyi, Sonia Gandhi, Angela Merkel, Jacinda Adern, Takakao Doi, Margaret Thatcher, Emily Lau, Ines Arrimadas, Nancy Pelosi, and most recently in Canada, Candice Bergen.

The Opposition International office in Dhaka, headed by Probashi Mahmud, points out that Babgladesh has two of the longest serving female leaders of the Opposition (and Prime Ministers) Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia.