She is one of the first two women who chose to join the police after their Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) exam in 1984.
But plagued by constant goading and teasing by male colleagues and supervisors, her only female colleague quit the job within the first four months of training at the Public Administration Training Centre in Savar.
She too was forced by her bosses to write to the home ministry asking it to give her a posting in some other cadre service.
Fatema Begum, the first woman to become an additional inspector general of police, now feels that it was by sheer luck that her application was rejected and she stayed on in the police force. – READ MORE