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Gender Norms at Work: Impacts on Women’s Hiring and Workplace Experiences in Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Narayan C. Das, PhD, Sheikh Touhidul Haque, PhD, Nuzaira Binte Neaz, Raisa Rahman

Topic(s): Economic Development, Gender Justice

Understanding the Impact and Effectiveness of Holistic Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities: The Case of Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Narayan C. Das, PhD, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Md. Kamruzzaman, Maliha Noshin Khan, Nabila Tahsin

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

Economic Empowerment of Women Clients through a Gender Transformative Microfinance Program (GTMF)

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Marjan Hossain, Farhana Kabir

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

Social Norms and Firm Productivity: Evidence from Bangladeshi Knitwear Factories

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Sakib Mahmood, PhD, Afsana Binte Khaleque

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Skills and Jobs

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

Countering Backlash: Reclaiming Gender Justice

Status: Ongoing

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

Topic(s): Gender Justice

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‘It’s a Family Matter’: Inaction and Denial of Domestic Violence

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Date: 2024

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Mahpara, Pragyna

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Social Transformation

Policy Brief

Precarity, Area-Based Discrimination, and Limited Support: Experiences of Urban Poverty After COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Publisher: BIGD

Date: 2023

Author(s): Roelen, Keetie; Al Mamun, Saklain; Chowdhury, Kabita; Diwakar, Vidya; Rabbi, Abu Sayem; Rownak, Raisa; Sultan, Maheen; Sumanthiran, Shilohni

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

Policy Brief

Countering Backlash in the Implementation of Bangladesh’s Domestic Violence Act

Publisher: BIGD, Institute of Development Studies

Date: 2023

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Mahpara, Pragyna

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Social Transformation

Journal Article

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

Publisher: International Journal for Equity in Health

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 

Topic(s): COVID-19, Gender Justice

Journal Article

Labour Market Outcomes and Child Marriage: Evidence From BRAC’s Skills Training Programme

Publisher: Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies

Date: 2023

Author(s): Rahman, Atiya; Bhattacharjee, Anindita; Rahman, Rehnuma

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Gender Justice

Report

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

Publisher: BIGD

Date: 2023

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

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

Policy Brief

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

Publisher: BIGD

Date: 2023

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

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

Journal Article

Building an Equitable Future? BRAC’s Star Program and Young Women’s Economic Empowerment in Bangladesh

Publisher: Development in Practice

Date: 2023

Author(s): Banks, Nicola; Jahan, Nusrat; Rahman, Tasmiah; Tabbassum,  Asma; Roy, Joydeep Sinha; Shakil, Shifur Rahman

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Gender Justice

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27 November 2023
Shravasti Roy Nath and Taslima Aktar

BIGD’s study in Hazaribagh, Bangladesh, sheds light on the use of veils by 10-14-year-old girls as a protective measure against harassment, revealing the intersection of societal norms, patriarchy, and child labour challenges.

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10 August 2023
Rabeena Sultana Ananna

Caught in the clash between the need to know and the reluctance to discuss it, there is a complex interplay of awareness and taboos surrounding menstrual knowledge among unmarried adult men in Bangladesh.

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14 December 2022
Shravasti Roy Nath and Nuha Annoor Pabony

“Dalit” originates from the Sanskrit word दलित (dalita), meaning “divided, split, broken, scattered”, it was originally used in the 1800s to describe the lower castes (untouchables) of the Hindu society. About 3.5 million Dalits live in Bangladesh.

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6 November 2022
Shravasti Roy Nath

On the edge of a desolate road, two hours away from the nearest school, exists a row of tin “houses”. Perhaps more accurately, they could be described as roughly organized slabs of tin propped up against each other.

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15 June 2022
Mehid Hasan Munna

On Wednesday, June 1, after nearly two days of deliberations, the seven-member jury delivered its verdict on the Depp-Heard trial: Amber Heard’s claims of being a victim of domestic violence in a Washington Post op-ed were “false,” and she had acted with “actual malice” toward her ex-husband when she wrote the article.

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17 March 2022
Mohammed Wadudul Islam

March 17 is an important day for Bangladesh, especially this year. It’s the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as well as the National Children’s Day which is celebrated every year since 2009. Question:...

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8 March 2022
Rohini Kamal

The theme for International Women’s Day in 2022 “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” captures the need of the hour, following the dire pronouncements in the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It reminds...

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4 January 2022
Aysha Zaheen & Farhan Ajmaine

On November 14, 2021, Mosammat Kamrunnahar, former judge of Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7, was suspended by the Supreme Court for remarking that rape cases should not be recorded if 72 hours have elapsed since the crime. It...

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26 October 2021
Taslima Aktar

Domestic workers in crowd protest by Maruf Rahman, made available by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 গ্রাম থেকে নাজমা জীবিকার সন্ধানে ঢাকা শহরে আসেন। ঢাকা শহরে আসার পরে জীবনধারণের উপায় হিসেবে অন্য কোনো কাজ খুঁজে না পেয়ে তিনি মাসে ছয় হাজার টাকা...

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25 July 2021
Pragyna Mahpara, Nuha Annoor Pabony and Fariha Tasnin

Transparent, inclusive and responsive public service delivery is an integral part of sustainable development. It includes ensuring access to justice for all. In particular for survivors of domestic violence who often cannot seek justice out of fear of social repercussions...

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May '24

Learning from GAGE longitudinal research: Adolescent wellbeing in Bangladesh: challenges and priorities

9:30 am TBC

The Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) program is organising a dissemination workshop in Dhaka, where the latest midline findings around adolescents’ wellbeing will be shared. The workshop will bring together the...

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Oct '23

Workshop | Poverty Transitions and Social Protection: Experiences of and Attitudes Towards Urban Poverty

10:00 am Amari Dhaka

A workshop on Poverty Transitions and Social Protection: Experiences of and Attitudes Towards Urban Poverty, was organized by BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, in collaboration with the Institute of...

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Aug '23

Implementation of Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Act 2010: Presentation and Discussion of Research Findings

10:00 am Dhaka

An insightful discussion on the implementation of the Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Act (DVPPA) 2010 took place at Dhaka's Azimur Rahman Conference Hall. Organized by the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)...

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Mar '22

Book Launch – In Search of Justice: Untold Tales of Domestic Violence Survivors

11:00 am Webinar

View book | View agenda While domestic violence remains pervasive across Bangladesh, the COVID- 19 crisis and resulting movement restrictions worsened existing difficulties that women faced while seeking redress from domestic violence, as...

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May '21

Access to Justice for Survivors of Domestic Violence During COVID-19

11:00 am Webinar

View the Powerpoint slides here The COVID-19 outbreak has given rise to a worldwide surge in domestic violence – a phenomenon that has been termed as a “shadow pandemic” by the UN. In Bangladesh, where domestic violence...

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Dec '20

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

3:30 pm Webinar

Webinar deck | Report Bangladesh has entered the digital age, with internet users reaching 110.8 million in October 2020. Adolescents growing up in this rapidly digitizing world are unique in having their life experiences and opinions...

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Oct '20

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Digital Finance (WEE-DiFine)

8:00 pm Webinar

View the webinar deck here Financial inclusion is necessary for economic growth and lowering rates of poverty. Research suggests that financial inclusion can be transformative for women and their families. However, despite increased...

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Oct '20

Pathways to Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Digital Finance

8:00 pm Webinar

View webinar deck here BRAC Institute for Governance and Development (BIGD) launched Women’s Economic Empowerment and Digital Finance (WEE-DiFine), an exciting new research initiative aimed at generating evidence on the causal impact...

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May '20

Webinar: Gender in the Time of COVID-19

9:00 am Webinar

The impacts of COVID-19 are gendered and is potentially intensifying pre-existing gender gaps. In order to discuss this and delve into the different aspects of COVID-19's impact- covering issues such as the impact on female education;...

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Law There, Loopholes Too

Publisher: The Daily Star

Date: 2023

Topic(s): Gender Justice

Online Violence Against Women Is Real Violence

Publisher: The Daily Star

Date: 2023

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Humanitarian

International Day of the Girl Child: Where Do Our Girls Work?

Publisher: The Business Standard

Date: 2023

Topic(s): Gender Justice

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