Abstract : Gender Justice and Diversity unit of BRAC had a project on sensitizing young people especially girls and community people about sexual harassment in selected areas in Dhaka city in 2011 so that they might act as an individual and collective change maker and protect, protest and resist such incidence. This study aimed to look into the changes in knowledge and attitudes of those school girls regarding sexual harassment and the changes in reporting rate about the issue as mentioned .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Tuesday, 27 August 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
Environmental Sanitation at Rural Households in BRAC WASH-I Programme AreasNepal C Dey and Tahera Akter AbstractA comprehensive intervention of safe water, sanitation and hygiene is required to ensure environmental sanitation, thus, to break the cycle of disease transmission. BRAC WASH-I programme has been working in 150 upazilas (sub-districts) since 2006 to improve health status of the rural poor. This study aimed to measure indicators of environmental sanitation by economic groups .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey and Tahera Akter
  • Published Date Thursday, 18 April 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract : To avert deaths from postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), Manoshi initiated community health workers (CHW) administered oral misoprostol (400µg) to women following childbirth either at delivery centers or home in slums of Dhaka and under Gazipur City Corporation in 2009. To study whether the supervised use of misoprostol would reduce primary PPH following childbirth including its feasibility and community acceptability. A non-randomized control trial was undertaken among 3,900 women in .......

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  • Writer Name Morsheda Banu, Shamsun Nahar and Hashima-E-Nasreen
  • Published Date Wednesday, 10 April 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
 Abstract :    Besides other reasons, to meet the commitments towards Millennium Development Goals BRAC introduced the Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction/Targeting Ultra Poor programme. To facilitate the programme, thus bring positive changes in the life of ultra poor, a Gram Daridro Bimochon Committee, comprising the elite of the community, was formed. The committee appeared to have a short active life. The study ethnographically observed the life cycle of a committee from its .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Rafi, Mrinmoy Samadder, Ashrafuzzaman Khan
  • Published Date Tuesday, 19 February 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract : The study aimed to explore the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of households with and without child domestic workers (CDW), and explore the causes and process of becoming CDWs in Bangladesh. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used to collect data. A purposive sampling technique was applied to select the sample locations. Data were collected from six districts of Bangladesh:Mymensingh, Kishoreganj, Jamalpur, Bhola, Kurigram, Chapai Nawabganj, and a slum .......

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  • Writer Name Shubarna Chowdhury, Md. Akramul Islam, Jesmin Akther
  • Published Date Saturday, 19 January 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
 Abstract : Male partner involvement in maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) care has been around for a long time but nothing has been done since nobody has figured out how to do it on a large scale. We assessed men`s knowledge and their awareness of their wives` actual practices regarding MNCH care issues. The study was conducted in four improving maternal, neonatal and child survival` (IMNCS) intervention districts (Nilphamari, Rangpur, Gaibandha and Mymensingh) of BRAC and two .......

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  • Writer Name Shumona Sharmin Salam, Margaret J. Leppard, Md. Mahfuz Al Mamun and Hashima-E-Nasreen
  • Published Date Sunday, 09 September 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
 AbstractL : This paper aims to measure the changes in the type and depth of knowledge and understanding on sexual and reproductive health and gender issues, and how they obtained that knowledge. Secondly, changes in the ways in which adolescents werepractically applying this understanding, or intended to apply it in their own lives (or not) were determined; if not, then reasons for not doing so were determined. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed in this research .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Mst. Ashrafun Nahar and Fathema Zhura Khatoon
  • Published Date Sunday, 09 September 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
 Abstract:  Community level healthcare activities are important in low income countries like Bangladesh where the coverage of formal healthcare systems is low. Keeping pace with the national strategies and MDG targets, BRAC, has initiated a programme for improving maternal, neonatal, and child survival (IMNCS) in the rural areas of Bangladesh. The objective of the study is to provide information on economic costs of providing maternal, neonatal and child health services in this .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Nasir Uddin Khan, Zahidul Quayyum, Tasmeen Quayyum, Hashima-E-Nasreen, Shah Noor Mahmud, Tim Ensor
  • Published Date Monday, 30 July 2012
  • Country Bangladesh