Bangladesh Journal of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research <div id="content">&nbsp;</div> Centre for Research on Islamic Banking & Finance and Business en-US Bangladesh Journal of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research 2687-850X ANALYZING THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN E-GOVERNANCE ERA OF BANGLADESH: CHALLENGES AND POTENTIALS <p><em>This study examines the present status of women in the context of Electronic governance initiatives in Bangladesh. As a developing country, Bangladesh is stepping toward achieving E-governance where there is always a debate of the digital divide. Hence, this study tries to explore the challenges faced by women for access to and control over resources specifically the Information and Communication Technology tools or devices. It also aims to unveil the potentials of women's access and usage of such resources. This study employs survey data collected from study areas. Both urban and rural areas are chosen to get an overall scenario of women's status. This study is conducted in an inductive approach and findings are analyzed in a qualitative approach. The result shows that the status of women in access and usage of ICT varies in urban and rural areas due to some common constraints. The major findings of the study suggest that Information and Communication Technology has some potential for women empowerment which is explained as a case study. In this era of E-governance, most women are still facing gendered challenges such as lack of control over resources, awareness, education, and cybersecurity.</em></p> <p><strong>JEL Classification Codes</strong>: H41, J70, O33, O38.</p> Tasnuva Habib Zisan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-06-07 2021-06-07 3 2 1 10 10.46281/bjmsr.v3i2.1169 RISK PRIORITIZATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY IN TEXTILE INDUSTRIES OF GAZIPUR INDUSTRIAL AREA, BANGLADESH <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Though textile industries are the backbone of country's economy; it possesses the environmental and occupational health safety risks also. After the Rana Plaza tragedy, the environmental and occupational health safety regulations become started to come spotlight. However, still there found anomalies that threaten environmental and occupational health safety. So to get an overview of present risk levels in different industries, the aim of this study was set to evaluate the risk prioritization for both environmental aspects and occupational health safety. A total of 10 textile industries were selected and a direct field survey along with an interview from workers to top management was done to conduct the study. Risk assessment results for environmental aspects showed that water pollution shows a moderate risk rating value while air quality, soil quality, noise, waste generation, hazardous material handling, and miscellaneous use showed low risks. Again calculated results for occupational health safety showed that necessary action is recommended to avoid future risk in all-hazard categories of different types except for electrical hazards. Controlling measures were suggested in accordance with the risk priority. Thus it is high time to explore and evaluate the risk level and take necessary action on the resultant priority basis.</em></p> Md. Iftakharul Muhib Md. Shawkut Ali Khan Rifat Akter ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-06-12 2021-06-12 3 2 11 20 10.46281/bjmsr.v3i2.1173