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Peaceful Coexistence? The Role of Religious Schools and NGOs in the Growth of Female Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh
BRAC, a non-governmental organization (NGO), runs a large number of non-formal primary schools in Bangladesh which target out-of-school children from poor families. These schools are well-known for their effectiveness in closing gender gap in primary school enrolment. On the other hand, registered non-government secondary madrasas (or Islamic schools) today enrol one girl against every boy student. In this paper, we document a positive spillover effect of BRAC schools on female secondary
on March 26, 2013
Using Google Earth to Study Children's Neighborhoods: An Application in Dhaka, Bangladesh
This paper describes a methodology developed for gathering reliable and valid data about urban children’s use of their neighborhood. The study was conducted with children aged 9 to 14 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Children mapped their neighborhoods with online satellite images and discussed their maps with researchers during structured interviews based on Growing Up In Cities questionnaires. Children’s maps were then verified through child-led neighborhood field trips. The method was
on January 23, 2013
Empowered Lives. Resilient Bangladesh
2011 marks the 40th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence, providing an historic moment for reflection on the enormous distance that the nation has travelled since 1971. Emerging from a devastating conflict and facing innumerable challenges from the outset of self determination, Bangladesh has followed a remarkable path of achievement.
on September 10, 2012
Map of Radio Stations in Bangladesh
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), since its inception, has been advocating with the government and with other organizations for the promotion of Community Radio to address critical social issues at community level, such as poverty and social exclusion, empowerment of marginalized rural groups and catalyze democratic process in decision making and ongoing development efforts.
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on September 8, 2012
What will it take to achieve the Millennium Development Goals?
This report identifies a concrete action agenda which informed the outcome of the World leaders’ MDG Summit in New York that took place in September 2010. Based on a study of what has worked in 50 countries, it provides an eight-point MDG action agenda to accelerate and sustain development progress over the next five years. The assessment found that the know how necessary to achieve the MDGs exist, but progress requires a focus on proven strategies, policies and interventions and making a
on July 23, 2012
Safety and Security in North Bengal, Bangladesh: A Youth Perception Survey
Over the past decade, concerns have grown that unemployed youths in the impoverished North Bengal region are an easy target for recruitment by extremist groups. Saferworld supported the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute to investigate this issue through a youth perception survey on safety and security in the region, including concerns associated with violent extremism. The report presents an analysis of primary and secondary research conducted between November 2010 and April 2011 by BEI with
on July 11, 2012
Children From Urban Slums Tooled For Work
This edition of the Unicef Bangladesh newsletter looks at the quality of life experienced by children living in the urban slums of Bangladesh and how policymakers might address the challenges of their lives.
on July 5, 2012
Address of Community Radio Station in Bangladesh
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication is promoting the advocacy with the government in relations to community radio with other organizations since its emergence from 2000. BNNRC has been addressing the radio access issue for over a decade, helping to bridge the information gap. At the moment, positive and supportive condition is prevailing in our country. Because; Bangladesh Government has already acknowledged the importance of community radio and announced the Community Radio
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on June 23, 2012
USAID Counter Trafficking In Persons Policy
Thriving in the shadows of poverty and conflict, human trafficking victimizes millions of people worldwide. The policy places a strong emphasis on harnessing the power of innovation. Recent technological advances, like the widespread use of mobile phones and online social networks, have opened new frontiers in the fight against trafficking, as well as new doors for traffickers. USAID will develop creative partnerships and approaches to utilize technology at the same time help prevent its abuse.
on May 31, 2012
Progress for Children: A report card on adolescents
Adolescents experience intense physical, psychological, emotional and economic changes as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood.This edition of Progress for Children sets out who adolescents are, where they live, what they do, what their problems are and how their needs are – or are not – being met. Understanding adolescents in all their diversity is fundamental to improving their lives.
on May 7, 2012
Connecting the Dots for Greater Development Impact
The development patterns of nations feature multiple dots, each with distinct histories, geographies, and characteristics. Connecting these dots, according to evaluation findings, is key to getting good results from various interventions. These important links fall into three categories. The first is horizontal, across areas such as education and employment; water supply, sanitation and health; and roads and the environment. The second link is vertical, going from inputs or initial
on April 25, 2012
World Radio Day 2012 in Bangladesh
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) of remote & marginalized population. BNNRC is promoting the advocacy with the government in relations to community radio with other organizations since its emergence from 2000. BNNRC has been addressing
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on February 11, 2012
Responses to Human Trafficking
Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka have all taken steps in the right direction to combat human trafficking; however there is a need to look closely at country specific laws to understand where the gaps lie. It is in the light of this, that a Legal and Policy Review of Responses to Human Trafficking has been taken up. This Report looks at the law and policy, especially in the context of the Protocol, supplementing work already available in different studies.
on January 29, 2012
Getting Away With Murder
CPJ’s 2011 Impunity Index spotlights 13 countries where journalists are slain and killers go free. Impunity is a key indicator in assessing levels of press freedom and free expression in nations worldwide. CPJ research shows that deadly, unpunished violence against journalists often leads to vast self-censorship in the rest of the press corps. From Somalia to Mexico, CPJ has found that journalists avoid sensitive topics, leave the profession, or flee their homeland to escape violent retribution.
on December 12, 2011
Child Labor in Bhutan
This dissertation attempts to contextualize the practice of child labor in Bhutan by examining various socio-economic and cultural aspects. By reviewing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this dissertation looks into the policies, Acts and strategies adopted by the Royal Government of Bhutan in reducing child labor. It describes various characteristics of child labor in Bhutan. It also provides an analysis of domestic child labor in the country.
on November 27, 2011
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