ABSTRACT :This baseline survey on the members of the Union Parishad (UP) and the BRAC  Polli Shomaj (PS) aims to assess to what extents the UP members are pro-poor and gender sensitive, and the services rhar they provide to the poor. The study was conducted in two districts- Bogra and Jessore. The sample size of study was 610 UP members, 549 executive committee members of 50 PS and 199 PS general members. The study revelas that the people have very little access in decision-making process .......

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  • Writer Name Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Md. Mafizur Rahman and Chris Evans
  • Published Date Sunday, 28 November 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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Amongst all the cases of violence against women that BRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Services (HRLS) programme deals with, rape has the lowest conviction rate. BRAC’s HRLS programme aims to bring judicial remedy to rape victims however, it faces several legal challenges in the process. Remedy has been used in this study to denote conviction of the accused in the rape case. Using a qualitative method, data was collected from thirteen rape cases of the HRLS programme and used for case studies in .......

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  • Writer Name Sharin Shajahan Naomi
  • Published Date Saturday, 04 April 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
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Since the begining of the Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction (CFPR) and Targeting the Ultra-Poor (TUP) Programme, BRAC’s Research and Evaluation Division has been conducting a process documentation research (PDR) on the programme. The PDR has been following the chronological and consecutive events of the programme. The PDR covering the Targeting Phase of the project has been synthesized and submitted in a final report, 'The Stories of Targeting.' The present report takes the PDR .......

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  • Writer Name Process Documentation: Marufia Noor, Mamun-ur-Rashid, Abu Muhammad Shihab. Consolidation: Abu Ahasan, Hasanur Rahman. Training & Supervision: Shahaduz Zaman, Imran Matin
  • Published Date Friday, 12 March 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
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Human rights violations deter sustainable development, and require effective preventive interventions. In Bangladesh non-governmental organisation-run programmes addressing HR violations suffer from serious lack of resources, and a lack of political will on the part of the government. Thus, programmes that assist survivors of violence are hampered. The absence of reliable data disguises the true scale of the problem. Recently, RED analyzed 3,000 cases of HR violations reported through the .......

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  • Writer Name Fazlul Karim, Nayma Qayum, Ziauddin Hyder and Kazi Nazrul Fattah
  • Published Date Saturday, 10 October 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
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                                                                         ABSTRACTLawyering (lawyer conduct) is now considered essential to the legal empowerment of the poor and marginalized. This study established a set of Human Rights Lawyering indicators for BRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Services (HRLS) programme. It evaluated HRLS panel lawyers’ performance according to these indicators by comparing the experiences of three client groups: 1) BRAC legal aid clients, 2) BRAC panel lawyers’ .......

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  • Writer Name Chris Evans, Sharin Shajahan Naomi and Rumana Ali
  • Published Date Tuesday, 13 September 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
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This qualitative study examines the impact of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) on two aspects of women’s empowerment: the reduction of gender violence in family disputes, and the promotion of women in household decision-making. Data were collected through 18 case studies drawn from BRAC ADR cases for household disputes. Our findings suggest that ADR is effective in reducing domestic violence, but this generally does not transfer to increased power in household decision-making. ADR .......

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  • Writer Name Chris Evans and Sk. Kamran Hasan
  • Published Date Sunday, 25 September 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
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 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This 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 .......

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  • Writer Name Anindita Bhattacharjee, Narayan C. Das
  • Published Date Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
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This research aims to develop a preliminary profile of the members of the Gram Shahayak Committees (GSCs) formed of the village elites to work along with Brac to help the ultra poor in their communities. We find that the GSCs have been formed with people having quite dense social networks. They include quite educated people from the village. The GSCs are not only working towards helping the programme selected ultra poor, but many are already discussing and some already have taken actions to .......

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  • Writer Name Imran Matin
  • Published Date Thursday, 12 August 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
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ABSTRACT: BRAC embraces a holistic approach towards development that is integrated with village organization (VO). To uphold and maintain the integrity and norms of BRAC VOs, Community Empowerment Programme (CEP) of BRAC initiated the Enhancing Social Capital (ESC) project in 2010. This study aimed to assess the progress in VO discipline in ESC project areas. We used a quasi-experimental design to understand the achievements of this project. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques were .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Akramul Islam and Ashrafuzzaman Khan
  • Published Date Tuesday, 03 April 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
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The focal objective of BRAC Social Development Program is to strengthen women’s socio-political assets through promoting awareness of social, political and economic issues. The objective of the baseline survey was to obtain the baseline profile of the women UP members in the areas where the RETA pilot was implemented. In addition to some basic socio-demographic variables, data on knowledge of responsibilities and duties, participation, and involvement in socio-economic development activities .......

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  • Writer Name M Shahadat Hossain Siddiqee
  • Published Date Sunday, 12 December 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
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This paper will analyze the legal empowerment initiatives of four organizations through a variety of analytical frameworks. For organizational purposes this paper distinguishes between macro-level interventions (targeted at Bangladeshi laws, national policies, and national institutions), meso-level interventions (targeted at communities in rural areas and institutions from the local level to the district level), and micro-level interventions (targeting the household and individual .......

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  • Writer Name Daphne Keevil Harrold
  • Published Date Saturday, 01 December 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
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This paper looks into the justice-seeking behaviour of people in different formal and informal institutions. It also explores the reasons of such justice-seeking behaviour of them. Considering the legal aid programme of BRAC as a benchmark the advantages and disadvantages of all the justice providing institutions were analysed. The type of justice provided by the institutions and people’s access to these and different socio-political factors motivate the justice seeker changing the routes of .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Tariq Omar Ali
  • Published Date Thursday, 01 November 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
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