AbstractViolence against Women and Children (VAWC) is a significant obstacle to reduce poverty, and achieve gender equality that is closely associated with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). BRAC’s five years strategic plan (2016-2020) includes reducing violence, which indicates BRAC’s priority and concern to continue and develop its interventions for addressing violence against women and children. Part of this endeavour includes understanding existing gaps in the interventions and .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath Rumana Ali Sharin Shajahan Naomi Raihana Azim Upoma
  • Published Date Tuesday, 06 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
Abstract The Rohingya refugee crisis is not a new phenomenon in Bangladesh, it has been a contentious issue that has strained Myanmar-Bangladesh relations since the late 1970s. On the recent time after 25 August 2017, the crisis became a big concern, the huge influx of FDMN have fled violence and human rights violations. The latest influx has increased the number of Rohingya population living in the camps of Cox's Bazar from one million to three million. This incident has made the .......

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  • Published Date Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
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Abstract There has been a continued influx of the ‘Forcibly displaced Myanmar Nationals’ (FDMN) across the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar since 25 August, 2017. As consequences, the large numbers of people (FDMN) have unexpectedly taken shelter in Bangladesh. Along with 307,500 Rohingya refugees now total 822, 500 FDMNs are living in various makeshift, unregistered and registered settlements of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. So, it is realised that Bangladesh has been facing a severe .......

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  • Writer Name Tanvir Shatil, Polin Kumar Saha Atiya Rahman
  • Published Date Tuesday, 04 September 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
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Abstract The South-West region of Bangladesh including the districts of Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira is regularly ravaged by cyclone and various other natural calamities with massive intrusion of saline water from the sea that render fertile agricultural soil into uncultivable land and poses serious challenges to food security. In 2009, BRAC initiated the Agriculture and Food Security Programme (AFSP) and employed climate adaptive technology by introducing saline tolerant varieties of .......

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  • Writer Name Ashrafuzzaman Khan Mrinmoy Samadder Md Shakil Ahmed September 2016
  • Published Date Sunday, 12 August 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
Journey Towards JusticeHuman Rights and Legal Aid Services of BRAC One cannot fail to observe that legal intervention initiatives of HRLS could save the poor, particularly women from the violence from their close relatives. Studies have provided the proof of increasing agency and empowerment in women due to providing knowledge and legal aid interventions. A significant number of examples of successful implementation of justice and women rights set up through justice system of the .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Rafi, Rumana Ali
  • Published Date Wednesday, 25 July 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
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Abstract Homebirth is regarded as gold standard and the premier standard of birth possible. Community Skilled Birth Attendants (CSBA) received a six-month training in and out of class at skilled birth attendant (SBA) training institutes, approved by the Government of the peoples republic of Bangladesh. The trainees are involved in assisting the safe and clean delivery at home in rural Bangladesh. Many CSBA are engaged in Government and non-government organisations in relation to providing .......

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  • Writer Name Ashrafuzzaman Khan Md Kamruzzaman
  • Published Date Wednesday, 06 June 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
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AbstractThe end line study was initiated by the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC. Underlying the aim of BRAC road safety programme is to achieve zero fatal road accident; the community centric existing knowledge was evaluated. The end line survey assessed the participants from the community based organisations, community road safety groups, students and drivers of both motor and non-motor vehicles. The respondents of end line survey were same as the baseline study area that had .......

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  • Writer Name Polin Kumar Saha
  • Published Date Thursday, 08 March 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
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Executive summary This baseline study was initiated by the Research and Evaluation Division at BRAC. Underlying the aim of BRAC road safety programme is to achieve zero fatal road accident. To understand this dynamic of road accident with the purpose of prevent its occurrence to satisfied level, the community centric existing knowledge was assessed in the study areas. The baseline survey involved the participants from community members, students a drivers of both motor and non-motor .......

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  • Writer Name Polin Kumar Saha and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Tuesday, 12 December 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn 2014, BRAC designed a comprehensive, evidence-based intervention model to address the problems of violence against women and children through the Violence Against Women and Children initiative (VAWC). The VAWC model is being tested and refined in two districts: Comilla and Gazipur. This report synthesises the results of four action research studies that BRAC commissioned to generate insights to inform this process. BRAC selected four components of the intervention for .......

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  • Writer Name Sidney Ruth Schuler, PhD
  • Published Date Tuesday, 05 December 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBangladesh has experienced massive urbanisation in the last few decades with a staggering growth of seven millions slum dwellers. About two million people live in the slums of Dhaka city. Most of the slums lack basic facilities for childhood development due to inadequate social security raised by gender violence and discrimination in family as well as community plus prevalence of domestic violence is higher in slums along with gender discrimination and violence against .......

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  • Writer Name Polin Kumar Saha, Toufica Sultana
  • Published Date Thursday, 18 May 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
AbstractThe 2013 collapse of a multi-storied commercial building named Rana Plaza is a deadliest accidental structural failure and the worst garment factory accident in Bangladesh. During the collapse many workers died and trapped and in general created great national and international outcry. Emotions and consciences were severely stirred. Civil society, students, community-based organisations, government, non-governmental organisations came forward with social and economic support for the .......

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  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman Nawra Mehrin Utpal Mallick Umme Salma Mukta
  • Published Date Tuesday, 07 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
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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
Published in Monographs
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