In January 2010, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a 3-day visit to India to meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sign a series of agreements to defeat South Asia’s common enemy: poverty. Determined to transform both countries into a model of peace and development, Bangladesh’s second female Prime Minister stood as a symbol of hope to the many women of her homeland who have risen from the depths of poverty and prejudice to witness change.

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