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Women's representation in the union parishad
(BRAC University, 2016-07)
Gender equitable policy reforms in Bangladesh: The role of informal networks and practices
(Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID), 2020-09)
The paper explores how power operates in a gendered manner and how informal processes shape possibilities for gender equity. It investigates how and why gender equality policies are formulated, when these may not be popular ...
Community health workers as agents of change: Negotiating pathways of empowerment
(BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), 2016-09)
In Bangladesh, health and family planning programs were the ﬁrst major employers of rural women in outside paid work. Thus, women community health workers became the pioneers in bringing rural women into outside formal ...
Women’s representation in the Union Parishad: Local Governance Program Sharique-III
(BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), 2016-07)
There is a need for in-depth analysis of women’s experience in local government and their ability to exercise political agency (i.e., what women do, how they exercise power) to negotiate local level politics and various ...
Positionality and transformative knowledge in conducting 'feminist' research on empowerment in Bangladesh
This article is based on the experiences and reflections of a group of researchers in Bangladesh (of which we were members) studying women's empowerment. We investigate the kinds of epistemological and ethical dilemmas ...
Openings and resistances: Women in the Bangladesh Civil Service
Over the past decades, women’s labor force participation (LFP) rate has risen from 26.1 percent in 2002/2003 to 36 percent in 2010. While employment is an important aspect of women’s empowerment and of national development, ...
Do poor people’s dreams ever come true? Educational Aspirations and Lived Realities in Urban Slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh
(Springer Link, 2022-02)
Bangladesh has made progress in advancing adolescent girls’ education, but there remain substantial evidence gaps around age and gender differences in motivations, retention, and access to education for adolescents living ...
Intersecting barriers to adolescents’ educational access during COVID-19: Exploring the role of gender, disability and poverty
This article explores the social determinants of adolescents’ access to education during the COVID-19 pandemic in three diverse urban contexts in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Jordan. It provides novel empirical data from the ...