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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his exploratory study aims to assess the quality and effectiveness of the social linkages fostered by BRAC between ultra-poor women and the village elite. In particular, this study examines the issues surrounding the Gram Shahayak Committees (GSC) established to complement the Targeting Ultra Poor Programme. Is this engagement of village elite in support of the ultra-poor a gateway to sustainable improvement in the lives of the ultra poor? If these social networks, indicative of a form of .......

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  • Writer Name Karishma Huda, Sabeel Rahman, Catherine Guirguis
  • Published Date Thursday, 03 March 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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The study mainly describes the pre-intervention situation of women leadership capacity in local government system of Bangladesh. Data came from the 16 upazilas (sub-district) of 4 districts in Khulna division, where the Gender and Good Governance Programme was in operation. the typical elected women UP member do not have much history of formal involvement in activities pertaining to the public domain. Subsequently, it is thus not surprising that they had weak participation in many public .......

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  • Writer Name M Showkat Gani, M Ghulam Sattar
  • Published Date Monday, 12 January 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
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Fewer females than males (1:1.7) were diagnosed with TB each year worldwide. Nonetheless, despite the prevalence of pulmonary TB in females appears to be lower, progression from infection to disease is as much as 130% higher in females aged between 10 and 44 years. But why are fewer females than males diagnosed with tuberculosis? What factors play role in making differences between males and females in help-seeking, diagnosis, treatment and its compliance? The objectives of the overall study .......

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  • Writer Name Fazlul Karim, Insana Begum, Akramul Islam, AMR Chowdhury
  • Published Date Sunday, 21 September 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
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