Books by CGST Researchers and Associates based on research conducted by CGST

  1. F. Azim and M. Sultan,eds. (2010), Mapping Women’s Empowerment: Experiences from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan (2010), UPL and BDI: Dhaka
  2. Azad, S. ed. Ogni o Jol: Rupantorer Golpo  (Fire and Water: Stories of Transformation), Mowla Brothers and BRAC University Press: Dhaka (A collection of short stories about the real-life journeys of change in women’s lives was published in March 2011).
  3. Nazneen, S and M. Sultan, eds. (2014) Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts, ZED books :London

Discussion Papers by CGST researchers and Associates based on research conducted by CGST

      1.  Frenkel, S. J., Rahman, K. M., Rahman, S. (2017): Between Lead Firms and Institutional Ensembles: Labour and Safety Practices in Bangladeshi Garment Export Factories, Garment Supply Chain  Governance Discussion Paper Series No. 03/2017.

Book Chapters by CGST researchers and Associates based on research conducted by CGST

  1. Kabeer, N and Mahmud, S. (2010). ‘Microfinance and Social Mobilization: Alternative Pathways to Grassroots Democracy?’ in Coelho and von Lieres (eds.) Mobilizing for Democracy, Zed Books, London, UK; NY, USA. 2010.
  2. Mahmud S. (2010). ‘Why do garment workers in Bangladesh fail to mobilize?’ in Thompson and Tapscott (eds) Citizenship and Social Movements, Zed Books, UK; NY, USA. 2010.
  3. Nazneen, S and Sultan, M. (2012) Contemporary Feminist Politics in Bangladesh, in New South Asian Feminisms: Paradoxes and Possibilities, edited by Srila Roy, ZED Books.
    1. Huq, L. and S. Mahmud. (2013). “Mediation at the Grassroots: NGO Strategies in Claiming Rights in Bangladesh” forthcoming book chapter in Citizenship as Mediation: The Role of Intermediaries in Relations between States and Poor & Marginalised Groups in the Global South, Palgrave Publishers (forthcoming).
  4. Nazneen, S., (2013) Men Aboard? Movement for a Uniform Family Code, in Legal reform and Feminist Activism: Global Processes, edited by Mulki Al Sharmani, Zed books
  5. Azim, F. (2013). Islam, Culture and Women, in F. Azim, ed., Complex Terrains: Islam, Culture and Women in Asia, , Routedge: London
  6. Azim, F. (2013) Women, Islam and nation in Bengal, in F. Azim, ed., Complex Terrains: Islam, Culture and Women in Asia, Routedge: London
  7. Huq, S. (2013). Piety, Music and Gender Transformation: Reconfiguring Women as Culture Bearing Markers of Modernity and Nationalism in Bangladesh, in F. Azim, ed. Complex Terrains: Islam, Culture and Women, Routedge: London
  8. Nazneen, S and M. Sultan (2014), Well Chosen Compromises? Feminists Legitimizing Voice in Bangladesh, in S. nazneen and M. Sultan, eds, Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts, ZED books :London
  9. Huq, S. (2014) Islam in Urban Bangladesh in Changing Narratives of Sexuality, edited by Charmaine Periera. Changing Narratives of Sexuality, ZED books: London
  10. Rahim, S and Priyadarshani, A. (2014), ‘Women Watching Television: Surfing Between Fantasy and Reality in A. Cornwall and J Edwards, in Feminisms, Empowerment and Development,  Zed Books: London
  11. Nazneen, S and Sultan, M. (2014), Reciprocity, Distancing, and Opportunistic Overtures: Women's Organizations Negotiating Legitimacy and Space in Bangladesh in A. Cornwall and J. Edwards, eds, Feminisms, Empowerment and Development, Zed Books, London
  12. Nazneen, S, Ehsan, I and Hasan, B. (2014) Exceptional Women?: Reserved Councilors in Municipalities in Bangladesh, in M. Tadros, ed. Women in Politics , Zed Books, London
  13. Nazneen, S. and Mahmud, S. (forthcoming) ‘Gendered Politics of Securing Inclusive Development’ in S. Hickey et al. eds, Does Politics Matter for Inclusive Development? Oxford University Press: Oxford
  14. Maheen Sultan and Ferdous Jahan (2016): Opening and resistance: women in the Bangladesh Civil Service in Nizam Ahmed (Edited). Public Policy and Governance in Bangladesh: Forty years of experience. London: Routledge

Journal Articles and others by CGST Researchers and Associates

  1. Rahim, S. and Azim, F. (2009) Women on the Move, in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 10(3):460-470.
  2. Nazneen, S and Sultan, M. (2009), Struggling for Survival and Autonomy: Impact of NGO-ization on women's organizations in Bangladesh, Development, 52, issue 2, p. 193-199.
  3. Nazneen, S. (2009), Bangladesh: Political Parties and Women’s Empowerment, South Asian Journal 24.
  4. Nazneen, S. and Tasneem, S. (2010). A Silver Lining: Women in Reserved Seats in Local Government in Bangladesh. IDS Bulletin, 41: 35–42.
  5. Nazneen, S. and Tasneem, S. (2010). Legitimacy enhances capacity. Capacity.org, Local government for gender equality, Issue 40.
  6. Nazneen, S, Sultan, M and Hossain, N. (2010). National Discourses on Women's Empowerment in Bangladesh: Enabling or constraining women's choices? Development 53(2), 239–246.
  7. Nazneen, S. and Sultan, M. (2010). Reciprocity, Distancing, and Opportunistic Overtures: Women's Organizations Negotiating Legitimacy and Space in Bangladesh. IDS Bulletin, 41: 70–78.
  8. Huq, S. (2010). Negotiating Islam: Conservatism, Splintered Authority and Empowerment in Urban Bangladesh. IDS Bulletin, 41: 97–1.
    1. Priyadarshani, A. and Rahim, S. A. (2010). Women Watching Television: Surfing Between Fantasy and Reality. IDS Bulletin, 41: 116–124.
    2. Mahmud, S and L. Huq (2010). ‘Talking Citizenship: Knowledge, Communication and Influence in Bangladesh’ in Participation and Governance, PRIA Journal, India. 2011.
    3. Huda, K.  (2010). “Overcoming Extreme Poverty in India:  Lessons Learnt from SKS.”  IDS Bulletin, vol. 41, no. 4.
    4. Kabeer, N and L. Huq (2010). ‘The Power of Relationships: Love and Solidarity in a Landless Women’s Organization in Rural Bangladesh’ in IDS Bulletin, Vol.41. No.2.
    5. Huda, K. & Kaur, S.  (2011). “’It Was As If We Were Drowning’:  Shocks, Stresses and Safety Nets in India.”  Gender and Development, 19:2.
    6. Samia A. Rahim (2012) Digital Storytelling in Bangladesh: Experiences, Challenges and Possibilities, IDS Bulletin, Vol. 43, Number 5.
    7. Kabeer N, Mahmud S and Castro J (2012). ‘NGOs and the Political Empowerment of Poor People in Rural Bangladesh: Cultivating the Habits of Democracy?’ World Development, Vol. 40, No. 10, October 2012, Elsevier.
  9. Azim, F. (2013). Islam, Culture and Women, in Special issue on Complex Terrains: Islam, Culture and Women in Asia, Inter Asia Cultural Studies journal, Vol. 12, no 2.  
  10. Azim, F. (2013) Women, Islam and nation in Bengal, in Special issue on Complex Terrains: Islam, Culture and Women in Asia, Inter Asia Cultural Studies journal, Vol. 12, no 2.  
  11. Huq, S. (2013). Piety, Music and Gender Transformation: Reconfiguring Women as Culture Bearing Markers of Modernity and Nationalism in Bangladesh, in Special issue on Complex Terrains: Islam, Culture and Women in Asia, Inter Asia Cultural Studies journal, Vol. 12, no 2.
  12. Huq, L., N. Kabeer and S. Mahmud (2013). “Diverging Stories of Missing Women in South Asia: Is Son Preference Weakening in Bangladesh”, Feminist Economist. DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2013.857423
  13. Schuler, S., R. Lenzi, S.Nazneen, and L. Bates (2013), A Perceived Decline in Intimate Partner Violence in Bangladesh: Qualitative Evidence, Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 44, no 2
  14. Mahmud, S and Tasneem, S. (2013) ‘Measuring ‘Empowerment’ Using Quantitative Household Survey Data’ in Special issue on Researching Women’s Empowerment, Women’ Studies International Forum journal, Vol 45
  15. Nazneen, S and Sultan, M. (2013) ‘Positionality and Transformative Knowledge: Conducting ‘Feminist’ Research on Empowerment in Bangladesh’ in Special issue on Researching Women’s Empowerment, Women’ Studies International Forum journal, Vol 45
  16. Azim, F and Hasan, P. (2013) ‘Language, literature, education and community: the Muslim Bengali Woman in the Early Twentieth Century’ in Special issue on Researching Women’s Empowerment, Women’ Studies International Forum journal vol 45
  17. Nazneen, S and Darkwah, A., Sultan M (2014), Researching Women’s Empowerment: Reflections on Methodology by Southern Feminists, Women’s Studies International Forum,
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2014.03.003, vol 45
  18. Huq, L. (2016). Paradox of change in women’s capabilities: case of two villages in Bangladesh. BIGD Working Paper Series 31, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University, August 2016
  19. Mahmud, S. (2016). Community Health Workers as Agents of Change: Negotiating pathways of empowerment. BIGD Working Paper Series 32, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University, September 2016
  20. Nabila Zaman and Shahadath Hossain. 2016. Impact of Household Catastrophic Health Care Expenditure on Household Welfare: Evidence from Bangladesh, Working Paper. Dhaka: BIGD, BRAC University.
  21. Sultan, M., Hasan, M.B., Khondaker, S.I., Enam, A.A., Mahmood, T.I., & Nazneen, S. (2016). Women's Representation in the Union Parishad- Local Governance Programme Sharique-III. BIGD Special Publication Series No.04, July 2016, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University

Bengali Booklets

  •  Narir Khomotayon: Poribortoner Gotipoth,March 2011
  •  Narir Khomotayon Bishoiok Dharona: Rupantorer Pothey? by Sohela Nazneen, Maheen Sultan and   Naomi Hossain
  • Nari Shathokormi: Shomojhota o Noboddeg by Simeen Mahmud and Maheen Sultan
  • Andhor thekey Bahirey: Sthaniyo Shorkarey Narir Uposhteti by Amena Mohsin
  • Bideshi Onudannitir Poribortoney Bangladesher Nari Shongothoner Obostha by Sohela Nazneen and Maheen Sultan
  • Pahari Media o Nari by Aanmona Priyadarshini and Sahida Khondaker
  • Shomokaler “Kotho-Promito” Bhasha Bitorker Poriprekkhotey ‘khun’ bitorko by Aanmona Priyadarshini and Sahida Khondaker
  • Shomokaler “Kotho-Promito” Bhasha Bitorker Poriprekkhotey ‘khun’ bitorko by Iqbal Ehsan
  • ‘Bangladeshey Narir Khomotayon: Bitorko o Shombhabona’

  • Narir Chokhey Media: Shombhabonar Notun Dar by Aanmona Priyadarshini
  • Kormokhetre Nari: Akankha o Shimaboddhota By Sakiba Tasneem
  • Nari o Dhormo: Akti Poribortonsheel Shomporko by Sahida Khondaker & Samia Huq
  • Nari Andolon abong Shomorthon Toirir Koushol: Akti Porjalochona by Sohela Nazneen and Maheen Sultan

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Articles based on BDI research written by BDI researchers

  • The Pathways of Women's Empowerment Program at BDI published a series of articles in the Samakal newspaper during the month of December, 2009
  • The article on “Ghorer bou, shomajer 'apa'” by Mohammad Kamruzzaman about Women Health Workers was published on 8th December.
  • "Narir Chokhe Media" by Aanmona Priyadarshini highlighted the Women and Media research was published on 18th December
  • The article ‘Putro naki Konya' by Sakiba Tasneem based on the Empowering Work research was published on 30 December, 2009.

 On occasion of International Women’s Day, the leading English daily, The Daily Star, covered the work of the South Asia hub as their special feature in the March 6, 2009 issue:

  • The Meaning of Empowerment, by Firdous Azim
  • Agents of Change, by Sheikh Tariquzzaman
  • New forms and Challenges, by Samia Huq and Sohela Nazneen
  • New Spaces, New Choices, by Aanmona Priyadarshini and Samia Afroz Rahim
  •  Trinamoole Narir Agrojatra, Amena Mohsin, in the Bangla daily Samakal, on 11 July, 2010.

The weekend magazine of the leading English daily, The Daily Star, featured the article “Stories from the Hill Tracts” on 11 June, 2010.

Audio Visual Outputs/Video Documentary

  1. Stories of Change: A 55-minute documentary produced by the Pathways Program features the stories of five Bangladeshi women who are of diverse ages, professions and religion and who have significantly contributed to change in their communities. Pathways link http://www.pathwaysofempowerment.org/
  1. ‘Building Citizenship from Below’. 2008. Collection of participatory videos made by members of grassroots organizations.
  2. Digital Stories of 20 women and men on their experience of empowerment. Pathways link: http://www.pathwaysofempowerment.org/
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