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
Published in Reports
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
This study was done to explore the process of targeting, selection and benefits distribution and the use of the allowances, satisfaction, and the association of old age and widow allowances with various factors (e.g., expenditure on food and food intake behaviour, self-reported illness and health-related quality of life). This allowances are provided by the government of Bangladesh to poor widows and the elderly persons (¡Ý65 years).A cross-sectional quantitative survey was conducted in 10 .......

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  • Published Date Wednesday, 02 July 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
In 2007, BRAC Human Rights and Legal Services (HRLS) programme conducted focus group discussions (FGD) in four areas of Bangladesh to comprehend the possible changes in the curriculum and the schedule of human rights and legal education (HRLE) course, and to have a guideline for an effective HRLE course. FGDs were conducted among the groups of learners, programme organizers (PO), staff lawyers (SL), local community leaders (LCL) of HRLS programme and male groups. This report is based on the .......

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  • Writer Name Sharin Shajahan Naomi and Seikh Tariquzzaman
  • Published Date Tuesday, 20 December 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
This study aimed to determine the role of BRAC’s polli shomaj in targeting effectiveness in beneficiary selection of 100-day employment generation programme (EGP). Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used in this study. The process of selecting beneficiaries by the union parishad chairmen and ward members was more or less similar despite the presence of polli shomaj. Nepotism, bribery, vote bank and poverty were the criteria to select the beneficiaries. The quantitative findings .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Munshi Sulaiman
  • Published Date Sunday, 12 April 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
This study aims to find out what attracts faculty to join BRAC University (BU), analyze issues related to job satisfaction, and reasons for their leaving the university. The target population consists of the existing full-time as well as dropout faculty members. For exploring the attitudes and opinions of current faculty, Visualization in Participatory Programmes (VIPP) method was used. A questionnaire was sent to each dropout faculty member via email, snail mail, and through personal .......

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  • Writer Name Ahmed Tareq Rashid, Ferdous Jahan
  • Published Date Sunday, 12 March 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
BRAC-Ain o Salish Kendro (ASK) joint legal aid programme was initiatedto promote legal awareness among the poor along with providing themlegal assistance to resolve their problems. This study intended to reviewBRAC-ASK joint legal aid programme at different steps of its operation.Both qualitative and quantitative data was collected for this study. Findingsshowed that BRAC staff could develop their capacity to implement thelegal aid programme in an effective way. The programme required .......

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  • Writer Name Dilruba Banu
  • Published Date Sunday, 21 December 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
ABSTRACT : This study was conducted in the context of Human Rights and Legal Education (HRLE) training in Rangpur and Gaibandha under a field-testing module. To extract data for understanding the module’s implications in the lives of ain shebikas (community paralegals) and learners, qualitative methods including interviews, group discussions and observations were applied. Data were collected in short-time to meet the programme need for recovering the limitations of a field testing module .......

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  • Writer Name Sharin Shajahan Naomi, Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Wednesday, 12 September 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
ABSTRACT : This study explored the present status of legal aid services under BRAC Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) programme ensuring social justice to the poor rural women and children in six branch offices of Cox’s Bazar district. Using qualitative method, data were collected through observations, in-depth interviews, and case studies. Secondary data were also obtained on legal aid services from the programme documents. We observed the performance of Legal Aid Clinics .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Akramul Islam, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Shuburna Chodhuary and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Wednesday, 21 March 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
The existing literature shows that the main reasons behind the accidents are the ignorance of drivers and pedestrians on different road safety rules and violation of these rules. Therefore, this study aims to measure the knowledge of pedestrians, and drivers, and their behaviour of road use. The data were collected through survey and observation method from pedestrians including female, students, and shopkeepers, and drivers of different vehicles of the Eastern part of Bangladesh. Findings .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Ahmed Tareq Rashid, Ashrafuzzaman Khan
  • Published Date Wednesday, 12 July 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
In Bangladesh, patriarchal norms, ideology and social institutions shape women's role and status in general. Within this patriarchal system external forces like NGOs may affect the relationships between men and women with respect to prestige, power and control, by enhancing or lowering the status of women in the different spheres and locations. BRAC as a national NGO involved in poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment represents one of these external forces. Since women are relatively .......

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  • Writer Name Simeen Mahmud, Amina Mahbub
  • Published Date Thursday, 11 November 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
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