Searching with a thematic focus on Gender empowerment, Gender in Bangladesh

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    Binary framings, Islam and struggle for women’s empowerment in Bangladesh

    Warwick University, 2018
    In this paper, the author investigates how binary framings of women’s identity have influenced struggles for women’s rights and the interpretations of the relationship between Islam and women’s empowerment in Bangladesh.
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    Women's empowerment revisited : from individual to collective power among the export sector workers of Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has become known as something of a success in advancing gender equality since the 1990s. There have been rapid gains in a number of social and economic domains, yet by most objective standards the current condition and status of women and girls within Bangladeshi society remain low.
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    We do it ourselves: Nijera Kori and the struggle for economic and gender justice in Bangladesh', EMERGE Story of Change 2

    BRIDGE, 2015
    This story of change pulls out the key findings and messages from EMERGE case study 2, which explores the work of Nijera Kori - a national social movement in Bangladesh fighting for economic and gender justice. 
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    Pathways of women's empowerment: building constituencies

    Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, 2015
    This thematic portal examines how women engage with policy change, and the building of alliances and coalitions, to bring about accountability. It also contains information on how to create demand for, and dismantle obstacles to, women’s empowerment; and how to institutionalise and legitimise women’s empowerment in the policies, actions and populations of these institutions.
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    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

    Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, 2013
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a new survey-based index designed to measure the empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agricultural sector. The WEAI was initially developed as a tool to reflect women’s empowerment that may result from the United States government’s Feed the Future Initiative, which commissioned the development of the WEAI.
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    Supporting civic activism among chronically poor women

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2011
    To what extent are multidimensional women’s microfinance groups in Bolivia and Bangladesh capable of supporting civic activism among chronically poor women? Multidimensional microfinance programmes are those that offer more than finance services; they also offer social services, often through a group-lending model.
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    A holistic approach to gender equality and social justice

    Gender at Work, 2011
    The authors of this paper describe the key elements of Gender at Work’s Organisation Strengthening Program: the Integral Framework, Action Learning and Capacitar practices.
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    Digital Bangladesh and gender equality

    Development Research Network, 2009
    ‘Digital Bangladesh’ became a key issue in the last election as the benefits of ICT became more well known. At the same time as this growing interest, Bangladesh was and still is in a time of flux with gender assumptions changing as part of a broader process of economic and social transition.
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    Domains of contestation: women’s empowerment and Islam in Bangladesh

    International Development Department, University of Birmingham, 2009
    The question of whether Islam empowers women arises in the context of contemporary Bangladesh where, while conventional indicators of gender inequality are narrowing, Islam is increasingly visible in society and politics.
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    Staying behind when husbands move: women’s experiences in India and Bangladesh

    Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, University of Sussex, 2009
    The study of the difficulties faced by those who stay behind when a member of their household migrates temporarily are under-researched in migration studies. The aim of this briefing is to summarise the effects of the temporary absence of migrant men on women’s livelihoods in rural West Bengal, India, and northern Bangladesh.