ABSTRACT Prior to the 10th national election in Bangladesh, in 2013, political atrocity reached its peak with unprecedented number of deaths and injuries. Bangladesh’s political violence typically reaches its peak during every national election. Moreover, in 2013 due to resistance from the ruling party, instead of partisans’ acts of political violence were mostly outsourced to low income, slum dwelling people. In accordance with adults, children, for whom the street is a central .......

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  • Writer Name Rehnuma Rahman Zion Rabbi Samadder Abu Ahasan
  • Published Date Tuesday, 03 May 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBACKGROUNDEnsuring the condition of safe water, and sanitation facilities is the early step to behaviour change. However, mere provision of facilities does not ensure the desired health benefits. To address this issue, BRAC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme has been working to improve health of the rural poor through comprehensive interventions. To improve the monitoring of WASH outcomes and to assess the quality of hygiene practice, an improved system called .......

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  • Writer Name Tahera Akter, Fatema Tuz Jhohura, Fahmida Akter, Tridib Roy Chowdhury, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Nepal C Dey and Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 11 April 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aimed to explore the social and economic dynamics that led toand followed the eviction of Kallyanpur basti, home of some 1,675families, demolished in December 2003. Information was collectedthrough participant observation, stakeholder perceptions and groupdiscussions..........

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  • Writer Name Mamun-ur-Rashid
  • Published Date Wednesday, 13 September 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYRATIONALEGroundwater is the main source of irrigation for increasing crop production in the north-west region of Bangladesh. The knowledge of ground and surface water interactions reveals that the changes affect one another. The availability of groundwater for irrigation contributed to manifold increase of the crop production and productivity of Bangladesh, particularly in the north-west region. Ho wever, increased demand of food due to additional population, poor water .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey, Sujit K Bala, AKM Saiful Islam Ratnajit Saha, Ahsan A Shopan and Abdur Rashid
  • Published Date Monday, 28 December 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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