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  • Walking three kilometers for a bathroom break
    16/08/2018

    This presents various challenges in terms of hygiene, privacy and security. More than 40% of girls end up missing school during menstruation. Tahia Toushin, a secondary school student, shares the challenges she faced when her school did not have a separate toilet for girls. Her school is one of 110 schools that have received improved latrines and d… Read more

  • Representing Bangladesh on Gujrat’s festival stage
    14/08/2018

    Mitu is one of 100,000 young women in nearly 5,000 adolescent clubs across Bangladesh. These clubs provide safe spaces where young women can learn sports, life skills, social confidence and entrepreneurship. They share experiences, receive training and build networks. Research has shown that adolescent clubs help girls to stay in school, become mo… Read more

  • Where light is a luxury
    13/08/2018

    How often do you have a candle-lit dinner at home? Or dimmed the lights to gaze out through a moonlit window, or lay on the roof staring at the stars?  Let me guess – very rarely. In the city you are constantly exposed to bright lights every night. You get used to the glares bouncing off street lamps and traffic signals. Neon advertising pla… Read more

  • Young people thrive when they have safe spaces
    12/08/2018

    Millions of young people are fighting everyday to make the world a better place for all. Let’s meet three of these people from Bangladesh and Uganda whose stories confirm the remarkable things that happen when young people find safe spaces to learn and grow. Mahinur: A 16-year-old’s fight to save child brides Comilla, Bangladesh “One of m… Read more

  • Celebrate the world’s youngest majority! Join the movement in the Global South this November.
    12/08/2018

    This is a unique moment in history. Young people between the ages of 15 and 29 have reached their peak, now numbering at 1.8 billion. This is set to decline in the coming decades.  Now is the time to focus on harnessing the power and potential of youth around the world. 85% of these young people live in the Global South, and they face some dauntin… Read more

the Guardian

Has a Bangladesh charity found a way to banish extreme poverty?

The Guardian
06/12/2016
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The Economist

Graduating from destitution

The Economist
01/08/2015
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the Guardian

BRAC’s Founder wins 2015 World Food Prize

The Guardian
02/07/2015
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New York Times

The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution

New York Times
14/08/2014
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