Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken the 30th position on the list of 100 most powerful women in the world this year.
Forbes’ another list of the ‘World’s 22 Most Powerful Women in Politics’, Sheikh Hasina reserved the 9th rank with her political achievements.
In stark contrast to Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, the ‘lady of Dhaka’ has promised aid to Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar, allotting 2,000 acres of land in Bangladesh for them, reported Forbes on Wednesday.
Citing Bangladesh’s own state sanctioned genocide during 1971’s Liberation War, Hasina is ‘proud to bear the bulk of the cost’ of the relocation of these refugees to her country.
This includes issuing identification cards and providing childhood immunisations.
German Chancellor Angela Markel, who topped the list in 2016 held the position after winning a fiercely contested election this year.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the 2nd position, while Melinda Gates, Cochair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is the 3rd most powerful woman in the world this year, according to Forbes.
The woman who ranked No. 2 last year, Hillary Clinton, slides 63 places on the list after her jolting loss to Donald J Trump.
According to Forbes, this year’s top women in politics are at the forefront of efforts to reshape and retain global alliances.