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Total Reports 42

An Assessment of the Social Mobilization and Accountable Local Governance Towards Creating MDG Union’s Project
Shuburna Chodhuary, Md. Akramul Islam, Jesmin Akter
April - 2013
Community Empowerment Programme of BRAC and The Hunger Project Bangladesh jointly embraces a participatory approach towards creating Millennium Development Goal unions in Mymensingh district. The study aimed to assess the achievement of this project. A quasi-experimental design including pre-test and post-test surveys was used to assess the achievement of the project. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques were used. A total of 2,007 households in experimental and 1,963 households in control areas were surveyed. Besides, to compare the findings with baseline data were extracted from 1,971 households in baseline.
Promoting Sustainable Health and Social Behaviour:an Evaluation of the Communication for Development Project in Cox’s Bazar District
Md. Abdul Alim
April - 2013
Advocacy and communication department of BRAC started Communication for Development project (C4D) in Teknaf and Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar district with a view to improving knowledge level about social and health issues, and changing seven key bahaviours of the villagers including gender relations. This report aimed to measure the extent of change related to the issues mentioned above. Quantitative method was applied to conduct the study.
Legal Empowerment Through Human Rights and Legal Education Course: Observations and Recommendations from Field Visits
Sharin Shajahan Naomi, Mrinmoy Samadder
September - 2012
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. The positive findings include ain shebika’s accessibility in rural community, bridging the gap between learners and law through the use of local vernacular and wisdom by the ain shebikas, inclusion of property rights and gender in the new curriculum, and adding field visits after the class, etc.
Assessment of BRAC’s Enhancing Social Capital Project -2011
Md. Akramul Islam and Ashrafuzzaman Khan
April - 2012
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 used to collect data from 264 VOs representing experimental and control group.........
Exploring Legal Aid Services of BRAC HRLS Programme in Coxs Bazar
Md. Akramul Islam, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Shuburna Chodhuary and Mrinmoy Samadder
March - 2012
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.....
Modifying Human Rights and Legal Education Course for Human Rights and Legal Services, BRAC
Sharin Shajahan Naomi and Seikh Tariquzzaman
December - 2011
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 key findings of those FGDs.
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Women`s Empowerment within the Household
Chris Evans and Sk. Kamran Hasan
September - 2011
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.
Human Rights Lawyering: Expanding the Role of BRAC Panel Lawyers in Legal Empowerment
Chris Evans, Sharin Shajahan Naomi and Rumana Ali
September - 2011
Lawyering (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.
Active Citizen and Accountable Local Governance: A Baseline Survey
Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Md. Mafizur Rahman and Chris Evans
November - 2010
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 that they provide to the poor. The study was conducted in two districts- Bogra and Jessore...
BRAC as a Workplace: Is it Women-Friendly
Rumana Ali
September - 2010
This study aimed to explore whether BRAC provided women-friendly workplace or not by identifying adversities and challenges, if any, faced by female staff as well as to see the workplace environment through the eye of female staff at field level. The study also aimed to know the opinion of male staff about the potentialities, limitations of their female colleagues along with their opinion about affirmative actions taken by the organization for female staff. The primary population of the study was all female staff working at field level in three core programmes of BRAC �BRAC Education Programme (BEP) and BRAC Health Programme (BHP) and the then BRAC Development Programme (BDP), while the secondary target population was male staff who were working in similar position in the same programme. Branch, area and regional offices of BRAC, except head Office, throughout the country were taken as study area.
 
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