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Lopita Huq

Lopita Huq

Research Fellow (On Study Leave)

lopita.huq@bracu.ac.bd

Lopita Huq is a Research Fellow at the Gender and Social Transformation Cluster at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University. She joined BIGD in 2007 as Senior Research Associate. Prior to this, she was an Anthropologist at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) from 2000 – 2007. As Research Fellow, she is responsible for a number of research projects which she co-leads. Her main areas of experience include qualitative research on social norms, attitudes and practices related to, and different dimensions of women’s work, including garment factory work and unpaid care work. She has also worked extensively on marriage, dowry, education and adolescence. Her interests also include NGO strategies and practices around mobilization, and citizenship and rights. Although her expertise is in qualitative research, she also engages in basic quantitative research design and analysis. She also experiments with the audio-visual medium. Lopita Huq studied Cultural Anthropology with focus on Gender at the New School for Social Research, NY, USA and Political Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Working Paper

Social Protection Experiences of and Attitudes Towards New Urban Poor After Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Date: 2024

Author(s): Roelen, Keetie; Ahmed, Md. Shakil; Chowdhury, Kabita; Diwakar, Vidya; Huq, Lopita; Al Mamun, Saklain; Rabbi, Abu Sayem; Tahreen Rahman, Nuzaba; Rownak, Raisa; Sultan, Maheen; Sumanthiran, Shilohni

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Journal Article

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Healthcare Among People With Disabilities: Evidence From Six Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Date: 2023

Author(s): Hunt, Xanthe; Hameed, Shaffa; Tetali, Shailaja; Ngoc, Luong Anh; Ganle, John; Huq, Lopita; Shakespeare, Tom; Smythe, Tracey; Ilkkursun, Zeynep; Kuper, Hannah; Acarturk, Ceren; Kannuri, Nanda Kishore; Mai, Vu Quynh; Khan, Rifat Shahpar; Banks, Lena Morgon 

Publisher: International Journal for Equity in Health

Policy Brief

Online Freelancing: A New Frontier for the Youth in the Developing World

Date: 2023

Author(s): Jahan, Nusrat; Huq, Lopita; Arman, Md. Raied 

Publisher: BIGD

Journal Article

Domestic Workers’ Agency Against Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Role of Social Norms in Bangladesh

Date: 2023

Author(s): Nazneen, Sohela; Huq, Lopita

Publisher: Development Policy Review

Working Paper

Social Protection Intervention: Evaluation Research Design

Date: 2022

Author(s): Ton, Giel; Roelen, Keetie; Howard, Neil; Huq, Lopita

Topic(s): Gender Justice

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Journal Article

Adapting Disability Research Methods and Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences from the Field

Date: 2022

Author(s): Banks, Lena Morgon; Willan, Samantha; Inglis-Jassiem, Gakeemah; Dunkle, Kristin; Ganle, John; Shakespeare, Tom; Khan, Rifat Shahpar; Hameed, Shaffa; Machisa, Mercilene; Watson, Nicholas; Carpenter, Bradley; Smythe, Tracey; Mthethwa, Nomfundo; Seketi, Queen; Wilbur, Jane; Nzuza, Ayanda; İlkkurşun, Zeynep; Tetali, Shailaja; Huq, Lopita; Clyde, Amanda; Hanass-Hancock, Jill

Topic(s): COVID-19, Social Transformation

Publisher: IDS Bulletin

Policy Brief

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

Date: 2022

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Huq, Lopita; Rahman, Khandker Wahedur; Arman, Md. Raied

Topic(s): Social Transformation, COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD

Report

The Gendered Price of Precarity: Voicing and Challenging Workplace Sexual Harassment

Date: 2022

Author(s): Oosterom, Marjoke; Huq, Lopita; Namuggala, Victoria Flavia; Nazneen, Sohela; Nankindu, Prosperous; Sultan, Maheen; Sultana, Asifa; Azim, Firdous

Topic(s): Gender Justice

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Policy Brief

Voicing and Challenging Workplace Sexual Harassment in Bangladesh

Date: 2022

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Huq, Lopita; Sultana, Asifa, Al Mamun; Saklain

Topic(s): Gender Justice

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Impact Evaluation Report of the Women’s Skill Development for Freelancing Marketplaces (WSDFM) Program

Date: 2022

Author(s): Arman, Md. Raied; Bhattacharjee, Anindita; Das, Narayan; Ghosh, Dipanwita; Gomes, Mohima; Huq, Lopita; Kamruzzaman, Md.; Mahmood, Sakib

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

বাংলাদেশে কর্মক্ষেত্রে যৌন হয়রানির বিরুদ্ধে প্রতিবাদ ও প্রতিরোধ ব্যবস্থা

Date: 2022

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Huq, Lopita; Sultana, Asifa, Al Mamun; Saklain

Topic(s): Gender Justice

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

Livelihood Transitions and Coping With Shocks: Women in the Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Sector Coping With COVID-19

Date: 2022

Author(s): Kabeer, Naila; Huq, Lopita; Aktar, Taslima; Mamun, Saklain Al; Alam, Afsana; Nath, Shravasti Roy; Sultana, Razia

Topic(s): COVID-19, Social Transformation

Publisher: BIGD

Working Paper

Livelihood Transitions of Women Workers During COVID-19: Domestic Workers in Dhaka

Date: 2021

Author(s): Kabeer, Naila; Huq, Lopita; Aktar, Taslima; Mamun, Saklain Al; Alam, Afsana; Nath, Shravasti Roy; Sultana, Razia

Topic(s): COVID-19, Social Transformation

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Livelihood Transitions of Women Workers During COVID-19: The Case of Domestic Workers in Dhaka

Date: 2021

Author(s): Huq, Lopita; Sultana, Razia; Ashravee, Firoza; Jahan, Nusrat

Topic(s): Social Transformation, COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD

Working Paper

Material Barriers, Cultural Boundaries: A Mixed-methods Analysis of Gender and Labour Market Segmentation in Bangladesh

Date: 2021

Author(s): Kabeer, Naila; Huq, Lopita; Rahaman, Muhammad Mahabub

Topic(s): Social Transformation, Gender Justice, Economic Development

Publisher: United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research

Report

New Forms of Adolescent Voice and Agency in Bangladesh Through the Use of Mobile Phones and ICT

Date: 2021

Author(s): Huq, Lopita; Khondaker, Sahida; Mahpara, Pragyna; Sultan, Maheen; Khondoker, Zarine Anan; Syed, Samia

Topic(s): Social Transformation, Digitization

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

New Forms of Adolescent Voice and Agency Through ICT and Mobile Phone Use

Date: 2020

Author(s): Huq, Lopita; Sultan, Maheen; Khondoker, Zarine Anan 

Topic(s): Digitization, Social Transformation

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Gender and Adolescence Research Panorama: Summary, Quarter 1, 2020 Edition

Date: 2020

Author(s): Huq, Lopita; Devonald, Megan

Topic(s): Social Transformation

Publisher: Gender & Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Case Study

Gender Mainstreaming in Selected Sectors: Good Practice Case Studies

Date: 2019

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Shafi, Salma A.; Chowdhury, Kabita; Khondaker, Sahida; Mahpara, Pragyna; Huq, Lopita

Topic(s): Social Transformation

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Beneficiary Vulnerability Analysis and Engagement for Bangladeshi Overseas Labour Migrants

Date: 2019

Author(s): Ahmed, Md. Shakil;  C Das, Narayan; Huq, Lopita; Prabhakar, Pallavi; Sulaiman, Munshi

Topic(s): Skills and Jobs, Social Transformation, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Working Paper

Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives in Bangladesh After Rana Plaza: Global Norms and Workers’ Perspectives

Date: 2019

Author(s): Huq, Lopita; Kabeer, Naila; Sulaiman, Munshi

Topic(s): Social Transformation

Publisher: BIGD

Working Paper

Paradox of Change in Women’s Capabilities: Case of Two Villages in Bangladesh

Date: 2016

Author(s): Huq, Lopita 

Topic(s): Social Transformation, Gender Justice

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Home-Based Workers in the Export Garment Sector in Bangladesh: An Exploratory Study in Dhaka City

Date: 2013

Author(s): Simeen Mahmud; Lopita Huq

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Economic Development, Skills and Jobs

Publisher: Solidarity Center

Working Paper

Diverging Stories of Son Preference in South Asia: A Comparison of India and Bangladesh

Date: 2012

Author(s): Huq, Lopita; Kabeer, Naila; Mahmud, Simeen

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Social Transformation

Publisher: BRAC Development Institute

Report

Assessing the Performance of GQAL in Changing Gender Norms and Behaviour

Date: 2012

Author(s): Mahmud, Simeen; Sultan, Maheen; Huq, Lopita

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Gender Justice, Social Transformation

Publisher: BRAC Development Institute

Livelihood Transitions and Coping with Shocks: Women in the Domestic Service Sector Coping with COVID-19

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Lopita Huq, Taslima Aktar, Saklain Al Mamun

Topic(s): Gender Justice, COVID-19

Livelihood Transitions and Coping with Shocks: Women in the RMG Sector Coping with COVID-19

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Lopita Huq, Taslima Aktar, Saklain Al Mamun

Topic(s): COVID-19, Gender Justice

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

Child Labor: Action-Research-Innovation in Southern and South-Eastern Asia (CLARISSA)

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Lopita Huq

Topic(s): Social Transformation

Digital Financial Services, Transaction Costs, and Women’s Empowerment: A Qualitative Analysis

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Lopita Huq

Topic(s): Digitization, Economic Development, Social Transformation

Impact Evaluation of an Adolescent Student Program in Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Lopita Huq, Pragyna Mahpara, Saklain Al Mamun, Taslima Aktar

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Skills and Jobs, Social Transformation

Gender Price of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Saklain Al Mamun, Lopita Huq, Kabita Chowdhury

Topic(s): Social Transformation, Gender Justice

New Forms of Adolescent Voice and Agency Through the Use of Mobile Phones and ICT

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Lopita Huq, Pragyna Mahpara, Taslima Aktar, Saklain Al Mamun, Kabita Chowdhury

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Social Transformation, Digitization

Strengthening and Cultivating Opportunities in Productions for Empowerment (SCOPE) Baseline Study

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Lopita Huq, Pragyna Mahpara

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Social Transformation, BRAC Programs

Beneficiary Vulnerability Analysis and Engagement for Bangladeshi Overseas Labour Migrants

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Munshi Sulaiman, PhD, Narayan C. Das, PhD, Lopita Huq, Md. Shakil Ahmed

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Skills and Jobs, Social Transformation

Home-Based Workers in the Export Garment Sector in Bangladesh: An Exploratory Study in Dhaka City

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Lopita Huq

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Skills and Jobs, Economic Development

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