The objectives of the study were to explore the effects of GQAL (Gender Quality Action Learning) programme, initiated by the Gender Justice and Diversity programme of BRAC, on men in the areas of changing gender roles, shifting gender norms andreducing VAW (violence against women) at household and community levels. Qualitative research methods were employed to achieve the objectives. Data collection techniques used in this study were: case studies and focus group discussions (FGDs).After .......

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  • Writer Name Rumana Ali
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 December 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis study provides baseline profile of the adolescents from both SoFEA intervention areas and adjacent areas. Adolescent girls from the intervention areas are divided into two groups: girls from new SoFEA intervention areas and girls from areas with SoFEA intervention on the existing ADP clubs (hereafter denoted as ADP-layered). The adolescents surveyed from new SoFEA and ADP-layered SoFEA are not necessarily all participating members of the programme, because the baseline .......

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  • Writer Name Anindita Bhattacharjee, Narayan C. Das
  • Published Date Saturday, 18 June 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
It is evident that the risk of death can be lessened by ensuring access to safe water,  sanitation and improved hygiene practices. With this propitious wisdom, BRAC  WASH programme envisage improvement in health by ensuring access to safe  water, sanitation and by providing hygiene education to all including men, women,  adolescent girls and boys, and children. But it is given that poverty and physical  facilities for life living and the environment act as impediments towards improving this  .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey and Sifat-E-Rabbi
  • Published Date Friday, 31 May 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC, the largest NGO in the world, is involved in various educational programmes as part of its general strategy of poverty reduction. Post-primary Basic and Continuing Education (PACE) is one of the major components of BRAC Education Programme (BEP). PACE interventions was started in 2001 for capacity development and improvement in teaching-learning in rural non-government secondary schools.PACE has two components – Post-primary Basic Education (PBEn) and Continuing Education (CE). The CE .......

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  • Writer Name Alia Ahmad, Papia Ferdousei
  • Published Date Friday, 31 May 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
Although Bangladesh has achieved fairly steady economic growth, as of 2011,  almost half of its population still lived in extreme poverty. As a result, the Government  of Bangladesh and its development partners have recently started to target the  extreme poor in many development policies and programmes. As part of a BRAC  Advocacy Unit project titled National Policy Advocacy for CFPR-TUP, this study  maps the current status of national-level policies and programmes that address  extreme .......

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  • Writer Name Nayma Qayum and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Friday, 20 March 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper looks at the determinants of secondary school attendance in Bangladesh with a focus on the interaction between community gender norms and relative supply of madrasas (i.e. Islamic schools). We present a theoretical framework where the probability of children’s school participation varies with respect to a non-economic factor – how the community observes social norms regarding female mobility – conditional upon the types of available schools. Household data from the Bangladesh .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Zaki Wahhaj
  • Published Date Thursday, 31 January 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC, one of the largest development organizations in the world runs a large number of non-formal primary schools in Bangladesh which target out-of-school children from poor families. These schools are well-known for their effectiveness in closing gender gap in primary school enrolment. On the other hand, registered nongovernment secondary madrasas (or Islamic schools) today enrol one girl against every boy student. In this paper, we document a positive spillover effect of BRAC schools on .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Nazmul Chaudhury
  • Published Date Tuesday, 19 February 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
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. Results show that .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Jesmin Akter and, Mohammad Rafi
  • Published Date Tuesday, 28 August 2012
  • Country Bangladesh