Bangladesh has more women in top political positions than any other country, thanks to investments in health, education and women’s leadership. For example, Rani Mondal benefited from a small loan and training which allowed her and her friends to start a crab business, giving her the financial security to protect her family in case of flooding or other climate-related disasters. Others, such as Sheheh Parvin, sit on local committees to manage communal natural resources, while Sheikh Hasina is the country’s two-time Prime Minister. Photo credit: Anna Ridout