Selima Ahmad: Business Leader and Peace Advocate
Women in Bangladesh face economic, social and political barriers and are subject to violence and intimidation. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems' (IFES) program in Bangladesh focuses on the role people – and women specifically – can play to reduce incidents of violence during the electoral cycle.
IFES’ Women Against Violence in Elections (WAVE) gathers students and academics, civil society and media and business and political leaders in one forum to advance peace in Bangladesh. Selima Ahmad is a prominent member of the Bangladeshi business community and a member of the WAVE advisory group.