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Iffat Jahan Antara

Iffat Jahan Antara

Senior Research Associate

iffat.antara@bracu.ac.bd

I am a Senior Research Associate at BIGD. I joined BIGD in 2020 as a Research Associate in the Gender and Social Transformation Cluster. I am working on the Sustaining Power for Women’s Rights (SuPWR) research project. The main goal of the project is to investigate when, how and why South Asian Women’s power struggles have withstood backlash and succeeded in holding onto their rights. Prior to joining BIGD, I worked as National Consultant for UN Women to develop and adapt training module to Combat Gender Based Violence. I also worked with Naripokkho as a Project Officer from 2015 to 2017 and helped the team implementing action research and advocacy for ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and adolescents from local to regional level. I completed my Masters and Bachelor from Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka. Currently I am completing my professional degree “Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers” from KIT- Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands. My research interest includes Gender and Sexuality, Gender based Violence, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Women’s Movement.

Report

Ten Years After Rana Plaza: Remembering, Learning, and Moving Forward

Date: 2023

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Islam, Touhidul

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

রানা প্লাজার দশ বছরঃ স্মৃতি, শিক্ষা ও অগ্রগতি

Date: 2023

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Islam, Touhidul

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Ten Years After Rana Plaza: Remembering, Learning, and Moving Forward

Date: 2023

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Islam, Touhidul 

Publisher: BIGD

Multimedia

Anjali: A Dalit Girl’s Story of Resilience

Date: 2022

Author(s): Islam, Syed Md. Wadudul; Ronni, Mazhar; Pabony, Nuha Annoor; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Tasnim, Khan Tahdia; Chamak, Farabi Islam

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Adolescent Girls’ Vulnerabilities and Transitions in the Context of COVID-19

Date: 2022

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Aktar, Taslima; Rahman, Khandker Wahedur; Pabony, Nuha Annoor; Noshin, Maliha; Nath, Shravasti Roy; Labib, Mahir; Islam, Md Zahirul; Kabir, Farhana; Huq, Lopita; Hossain, Md Rakib; Chowdhury, Kabita; Arman, Md Raied; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Mamun, Saklain Al

Topic(s): Social Transformation

Publisher: BIGD

Working Paper

Tracking Gender-Based Violence and Backlash Against Women’s Rights in the Digital Space: Cases From Bangladesh

Date: 2022

Author(s): Mahpara, Pragyna; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Nath, Shravasti Roy; Pabony, Nuha Annoor

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

Date: 2021

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza; Hossain, Naomi; Islam, Sirajul; Hoque, Rafsanul; Khan, Insiya; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Nahreen, Avia; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul; Osmani, S. R.; Siddiquee, M. S. H.; Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Matin, Imran

Topic(s): Governance and Politics, COVID-19

Publisher: Accountability Research Center,BIGD

Report

State of Governance in Bangladesh 2020–2021: Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

Date: 2021

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza; Hossain, Naomi; Islam, Sirajul; Hoque, Rafsanul; Khan, Insiya; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Nahreen, Avia; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul ; Osmani, S. R.; Siddiquee, M. S. H.; Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Matin, Imran

Topic(s): Governance and Politics, COVID-19

Publisher: Accountability Research Center,BIGD

Multimedia

International Women’s Day: Reflections from Women Trade Union Leaders of Bangladesh

Date: 2021

Author(s): Antara, Iffat Jahan; Khondoker, Zarine Anan; Mehedi, Zehad Al

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Social Transformation

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Tracking Media Coverage of Women Trade Union Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 2020

Author(s): Antara, Iffat Jahan

Topic(s): COVID-19, Social Transformation, Governance and Politics

Publisher: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Policy Brief

Phase VI: COVID 19 Crisis Impact on RMG Wages and Employment and Role of Trade Unions – Media Tracking Report

Date: 2020

Author(s): Antara, Iffat Jahan; Syed, Samia Kalim

Topic(s): COVID-19, Social Transformation, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Phase V: COVID-19 Crisis Impact on RMG Wages and Employment and Role of Trade Unions – Media Tracking Report

Date: 2020

Author(s): Antara, Iffat Jahan; Syed, Samia Kalim 

Topic(s): COVID-19, Governance and Politics, Social Transformation

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Phase IV: COVID-19 Crisis Impact on RMG Wages and Employment and Role of Trade Unions—Media Tracking Report

Date: 2020

Author(s): Antara, Iffat Jahan

Topic(s): Social Transformation, COVID-19, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Phase III: COVID-19 Crisis Impact on RMG Wages and Employment and Role of Trade Unions—Media Tracking Report

Date: 2020

Author(s): Antara, Iffat Jahan

Topic(s): COVID-19, Social Transformation, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

২য় পর্ব: কোভিড-১৯ সংকটের প্রভাবে আরএমজি মজুরি এবং কর্মসংস্থানে ট্রেড ইউনিয়নের ভূমিকা সম্পর্কে মিডিয়া ট্র্যাকিং

Date: 2020

Author(s): Antara, Iffat Jahan

Topic(s): Social Transformation, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Phase II: Media Tracking of COVID-19 Crisis Impact on RMG Wages and Employment and Role of Trade Unions

Date: 2020

Author(s): Antara, Iffat Jahan 

Topic(s): Social Transformation, COVID-19, Economic Development

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Phase I: Media Tracking of COVID-19 Crisis Impact on RMG Wages and Employment and Role of Trade Unions

Date: 2020

Author(s): Antara, Iffat Jahan 

Topic(s): Social Transformation, COVID-19, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Adolescent Girls’ Vulnerabilities and Transitions in the Context of COVID-19

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Lopita Huq, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Md. Raied Arman, Iffat Jahan Antara, Maliha Noshin Khan

Topic(s): Gender Justice, COVID-19

Countering Backlash: Reclaiming Gender Justice

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Pragyna Mahpara, Iffat Jahan Antara

Topic(s): Gender Justice

Political Economy of COVID-19 Governance in Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Mohammad Sirajul Islam, Rafsanul Hoque, Syeda Salina Aziz, Siddiqur Rahman Osmani, PhD, Maheen Sultan, Iffat Jahan Antara, Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Faruq Hossain, Imran Matin, PhD

Topic(s): COVID-19, Governance and Politics

Media Tracking of the Role of Women Trade Union Leaders and Domestic Violence

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Iffat Jahan Antara, Pragyna Mahpara

Topic(s): COVID-19, Gender Justice, Governance and Politics, Social Transformation

Sustaining Power: Women’s Struggles against Contemporary Backlash in South Asia

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Pragyna Mahpara, Iffat Jahan Antara

Topic(s): Social Transformation, Gender Justice, Governance and Politics

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