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Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
শিরীন শারমিন চৌধুরী
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Chaudhury in 2012
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad
Assumed office
1 May 2013
Deputy Fazle Rabbi Miah
Preceded by Shawkat Ali (acting)
Member of Parliament
for Rangpur-6
Assumed office
January 2014
Preceded by Abul Kalam Azad
State minister of the Women and Children Affairs
In office
6 January 2009 – 30 April 2013
Member of Parliament
for Reserved Women's Seat-31
In office
25 January 2009 – 24 January 2014
Succeeded by Waseqa Ayesha Khan
Personal details
Born 6 October 1966 (1966-10-06) (age 54)
Noakhali, East Pakistan, Pakistan
Nationality Bangladeshi
Political party Bangladesh Awami League
Spouse(s) Syed Ishtiaque Hossain
Children 2
Alma mater

Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury. (Born: 7 October 1966) is a Bangladeshi politician. She was elected as the first woman speaker in the history of Bangladesh, including the Speaker of the Ninth National Assembly, on April 30, 2013. At the age of 46, she replaced former Speaker and current President Advocate Abdul Hamid as the youngest Speaker. She was the Minister of State. She was elected as a Member of Parliament in the Eleventh Parliamentary Election held on 30 December 2018 and re-elected as the Speaker of the National Parliament on 3 January 2019.

Career

After passing LLM, she joined Bangladesh Bar Council in 1992 as a registered lawyer. She has 15 years of experience working as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. She is a member of the Central Committee of the Bangladesh Awami League as well as the Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee. She has worked tirelessly to get the Amki Mahila Alim Madrasa enrolled in the MPO and has provided financial and governmental support to this women's educational institution. As a result, thousands of female students in the area are still getting the opportunity to get education from this madrasa.

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