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  • Will we see the end of sexual harassment?
    10/12/2019

    Sexual harassment has an inseparable link with women’s disadvantaged status and subordinate position in any society. In mid-1970s, sexual harassment received socio-legal recognition, through the advocacy of feminit activists. It has been recognised, since then, as a form of discrimination which is akin to criminal conduct. Although sexual harassm… Read more

  • A person you know is raped. Do you know what to do?
    05/12/2019

    Nadia* Begum was raped by her uncle. It was late at night, she had no support and she did not know who to tell. Nadia ran from her house and stayed with friends for three days, not telling anyone what had happened. By the time she returned, told her family, went to the wrong hospital and finally filed a case, there was no evidence left of what had… Read more

  • End gender-based violence: Integrated approaches from around the world
    05/12/2019

    Gender-based violence (GBV) is an issue prevalent worldwide. The World Bank’s research suggests that one in three women faces gender-based violence in their lifetime. Research also shows that it is likely to affect women in both developed and developing countries, regardless of socioeconomic background. In some places, forms of such violence is s… Read more

  • The green envoy: A step towards an environmentally-friendly BRAC
    02/12/2019

    Bangladesh’s geographical position makes it one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. The impacts are clear: Increasingly frequent and devastating cyclones, floods and other climatic aberrations. Disadvantaged communities are hit the hardest by climate change, and the livelihoods of people living in poverty are underm… Read more

  • Digital cash: The future of humanitarian response?
    26/11/2019

    At the end of 2018, 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, violence, conflict and human rights violations. The future does not look any better. UN forecasts predict that the number of environmental migrants could go upto 1 billion by 2050. This propels us to be prepared with innovative systems. Humanitarian crisis a… 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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