This paper looks into the changing status of the villagers’ knowledge, perception and attitude towards gender roles and gender relations over time. Data were collected from Eastern part of Bangladesh through survey and in-depth interview. Using Lickert scale attitude of the respondents was measured. Findings show that knowledge on discrimination, empowerment, violence against women and marital issues increased remarkably and attitude on those issues including general perception towards male .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Monday, 12 November 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
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During the last decade, ADR gained enormous currency in rural development arena as an informal justice institution in Bangladesh and BRAC’s HRLS Programme has contributed in the domain of ADR of Bangladesh significantly. This study explored the contribution of the ADR of HRLS Programme on poor rural women to achieve social justice with the vision to ensure the involvement of the programme more effectively. As the intention of this study is to strengthen the program and enlighten this system .......

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  • Writer Name Debasish Kumar Kundu, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Wednesday, 12 December 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC’s Polli Shomaj (PS) programme aims to bring together a critical mass of poor rural women at the community level to participate in the local power structure, ensure proper use of local resources, and prevent and protest human rights violations. This report presents six case studies on the relationship between the PS and the Union Parishad (UP), the lowest level of government administration in rural Bangladesh. It focuses on the space that the PS occupies in rural power structures, and the .......

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  • Writer Name Chris Evans
  • Published Date Sunday, 04 April 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study explores the role of NGOs, especially BRAC, in enhancing the functional space of women members in Union Parishad (UP). The study was basically qualitative in nature where respondents were women members, affiliated with BRAC as well as members with no affiliation with any NGO. Here, the determinants of the women members’ winning the election and functional space in UP were compared. Findings show that BRAC provided enormous support to its members in becoming a credible leader to .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Sunday, 09 December 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study aimed to explore the social and economic dynamics that led to and followed the eviction of Kalyanpur basti, home of some 1,675 families, demolished in December 2003. Information was collected through participant observation, stakeholder percep-tions and group discussions. The process of eviction, actual demolition, reactions to the eviction, and eventual settling down of the dwellers are narrated. The initiators of the eviction were the local commissioner and the House Building .......

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  • Writer Name Mamun-ur-Rashid. Supervised by: Shahaduz Zaman
  • Published Date Monday, 12 December 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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The study aims to find out the pre-intervention status on knowledge, perception and attitude of rural people towards gender relations. A survey was conducted on 803 respondents in eight upazilas of Netrokona and Kishoregonj districts. Respondents include rich, middle, lower and ultra poor. All the samples for the last two groups, 20% from middle, and 10% from the first group were randomly selected. The study dealt with different themes of general perception, discrimination, empowerment .......

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  • Writer Name M Abdul Alim, Ahmed Tareq Rashid
  • Published Date Monday, 12 December 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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Palli Shamaj is a ward-level organization consisting of representatives from several village organizations of BRAC and outside poor members. The study aims to depict a regional density mapping of geographical distribution of Palli Shamaj and their activities and the number of elected Palli Shamaj members in union parishad elections. Data were collected from 9,440 Palli Shamaj from 55 regions of BRAC. The density mapping, measured at different administrative levels, shows that Rajshahi .......

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  • Writer Name Ahmed Tareq Rashid, Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Friday, 09 September 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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This report is a synthesis of “youth voices” from consultation meetings carried out with twenty-three youth groups by the authors in four parts of Bangladesh – Chittagong, Dhaka, Rajshahi and Sylhet. The major variations in the youth groups were according to gender, socio-economic status, education, religion, ethnicity and location. The consultation meetings were focused on five key transitions that youths experience and are, according to the WDR, key in addressing youth development concerns .......

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  • Writer Name Tariq Omar Ali, Nuzhat Imam, Raihana Karim, Nasheeba Selim
  • Published Date Sunday, 05 February 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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This paper explores whether poor women’s (who are part of the CFPR/TUP programme) agency within the household structure changes with the change in their economic positioning in the household. It examines possible links between asset gained through the programme and how women’s economic power shifts in the household, which may in turn increase their bargaining power in the household.Analysis of the findings in this exploratory study shows that female household heads (both de jure and de .......

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  • Writer Name Sohela Nazneen, Nasheeba Selim
  • Published Date Friday, 11 November 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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This paper presents findings from research into expectations of government, based on focus group discussion sessions with over 100 poor and very poor people in rural and urban Bangladesh. The research was designed to help improve our understanding of the political constraints shaping public policy with respect to poverty. In particular it aimed to understand the following: if, as is commonly asserted, the interests of the poorest do not make it onto the public policy agenda, why do the poor .......

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  • Writer Name Tariq Ali, Naomi Hossain
  • Published Date Thursday, 02 February 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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This paper will present the gender dimension of flood experiences in Bangladesh. It primarily illustrates the psycho-social experiences and coping strategies of women and female adolescents who live mainly in urban areas, who were affected in the floods of 1998. The research also relies on my own and secondary data on flood experiences in rural areas. Women’s social, economic and political position in societies differ, making them more or less vulnerable to disaster situations. It is well .......

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  • Writer Name Sabina Faiz Rashid
  • Published Date Tuesday, 01 January 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study assesses the role of women’s participation in productive activities in reducing the risk of marital violence. Data were collected from villages where numerous non-government organizations (NGOs) had micro-credit based income generating programs for the poor. Both the survey and in-depth interviews were used to collect information from a randomly selected sample of 500 currently married women aged <50 years living in 70 villages in 10 districts of Bangladesh. Findings reveal that .......

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  • Writer Name Abdullahel Hadi
  • Published Date Friday, 08 August 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
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