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  • Abdin, Md. Joynal (2008) Women Empowerment in Bangladesh; Available at website of Social Science
    Research Network (SSRN).
  • Afza, Syeda Rownak and Mohammad Khaleq Newaz (2008) Factors determining the presence of glass
    ceiling and influencing women career advancement in Bangladesh; BRAC University Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1,
    pp. 85-92.
  • Ahmed, Shaila and S. Nahar (2008) Contraceptive Prevalence among Adolescent Married Women in Rural
    Bangladesh; Mymensingh Medical Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 42-45.
  • Alam, Khurshid; Naureen Fatema; and Wahida Bashar Ahmed (2008) Case Study: Gender, Human
    Security and Climate Change in Bangladesh; in: The Women’s Environment and Development
    Organization (WEDO) with ABANTU for Development in Ghana; ActionAid Bangladesh; and ENDA in
    Senegal (eds.) Gender, Climate Change and Human Security -- Lessons from Bangladesh, Ghana and
    Senegal (Dhaka: The Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), pp. 47-59.
  • Alam, Mohammad Didarul (2008) HIV/AIDS prevention among sex workers: A case study of sex worker
    interventions of National AIDS STD Programme (NASP) from a gender perspective; in: Malcolm
    MacLachlan, Stuart C. Carr, and Ishbel McWha (eds.) Interdisciplinary Research for Development: A
    Workbook on Content and Process Challenges (New Delhi: Global Development Network), pp. 86-93.
  • Armendariz, Beatriz and Nigel Roome (2008) Empowering women via microfinance in fragile states;
    Brussels, Belgium: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Business School, Centre Emile Bernheim (CEB),
    CEB Working Paper No. 08/001 (January).
  • Armendariz, Beatriz and Nigel Roome (2008) Gender Empowerment in Microfinance; in: Suresh
    Sundaresan (ed.) Microfinance - Emerging Trends and Challenges (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton,
    MA, USA: Edward Elgar), Chapter 6.
  • Asling Monemi, Kajsa; Ruchira Tabassum Naved; and Lars Ake Persson (2008) Violence against women
    and the risk of under-five mortality: analysis of community-based data from rural Bangladesh; Acta
    Paediatrica, Vol. 97, No. 2 (February), pp. 226-232.
  • Basu, Kaushik (2009) Women’s Empowerment and the Labor Supply; Paper presented at the Allied Social
    Science Associations (ASSA) 2009 Annual Meeting in San Francisco (January 3-5).
  • Begum, Anwara (2008) Magical shadows: women in the Bangladeshi media; New Delhi, India: South Asian
    Publishers.
  • Begum, Rashida and Runa Laila (2008) Health Seeking Behavior Versus Reproductive Health Care of
    Rural Women of Reproductive Age (15yr-49yr) in Bangladesh; Paper presented at the Conference on
    "Bangladesh in the 21st Century" at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (June 13- 14, 2008).
  • Bhandari, Amit; Nang Mo Hom; Sabina Rashid; and Sally Theobald (2008) Experiences of abortion in
    Nepal and menstrual regulation in Bangladesh: a gender analysis; Gender and Development, Vol. 16, No.
    2, pp. 257-272.
  • Bhuiya, Abbas; S. M. A. Hanifi; and Shehrin Shaila Mahmood (2008) Action Monitoring for Equity and
    Gender in Health; Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 378-383.
  • Chowdhury, Elora H. (2008) Challenges for the Women's Movement in Bangladesh: Engaging
    Development, Religion and NGO Politics; Paper presented at the Conference on "Bangladesh in the 21st
    Century" at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (June 13-14, 2008).
  • Chowdhury, Elora Halim (2009) ‘Transnationalism reversed’: Engaging religion, development and women's
    organizing in Bangladesh; Women's Studies International Forum, Vol. 32, No. 6 (November-December),
    pp. 414-423.
  • Chowdhury, Elora Halim (2009) Challenges for the Women's Movement in Bangladesh: Engaging Religion,
    Development and NGO Politics; In: Farida Chowdhury Khan, Ahrar Ahmad and Munir Quddus (eds.)
    Recreating the Commons? NGOs in Bangladesh (Dhaka: The University Press Limited), pp. 207-246.
  • Chowdhury, Najma (2008) Lessons on Women's Political Leadership from Bangladesh; Signs, Vol. 34, No.
    1, pp. 8-15.
  • Chowdhury, Nusrat Jahan (2008) A journey towards development: the impact of local NGO programmes on
    women living in the char lands of Bangladesh; Development in Practice, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 117-124.
  • Gagnon, Anita J.; Lisa Merry; Jacqueline Bocking; Ellen Rosenberg; and Jacqueline Oxman-Martinez
    (2010) South Asian migrant women and HIV/STIs: Knowledge, attitudes and practices and the role of
    sexual power; Health & Place, Vol. 16, No. 1 (January), pp. 10-15.
  • Gazi, Rukhsana; Ziaul Haque Chowdhury; and S. M. Nurul Alam (2008) Internalization of Women and Child
    Trafficking in Bangladesh: Local Dynamics, Underlying Push and Pull Factors; South Asian Anthropologist,
    Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 135-148.
  • Goni, Abdul (2008) The Effect of Women’s Education and Some Socio-Economic Variables on Fertility and
    Contraceptive Use in Bangladesh: A District Level Analysis; Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 5,
    No. 6, pp. 639-647.
  • Grimard, Franque and Vivek Prakash (2008) Helping Poor Women's Health: an evaluation of a microcredit
    program targeted at the poorest in Bangladesh; Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of Canadian
    Economic Association (CEA) in Vancouver (June 6-9).
  • Guhathakurta, Meghna (2008) Globalization, Class and Gender Relations: The shrimp industry in
    southwestern Bangladesh; Development, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 212-219.
  • Haque, Md. Reazul (forthcoming); Situational Analysis of Gender and Governance in Bangladesh: A
    Femocracts Perspective; Dhaka, Bangladesh: University of Dhaka, Department of Development Studies,
    Annual Report on Governance (forthcoming).
  • Hoque, Mahmuda and Yoshihito Itohara (2008) Participation and Decision Making Role of Rural Women in
    Economic Activities: A Comparative Study for Members and Non-Members of the Micro-Credit
    Organizations in Bangladesh; Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 229-236.
  • Hossain, Amzad; Kamal Naser; Asif Zaman; and Rana Nuseibeh (2009) Factors influencing women
    business development in the developing countries: Evidence from Bangladesh; International Journal of
    Organizational Analysis, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 202-224.
  • Huq, Maimuna (2008) Reading the Qur'an in Bangladesh: The Politics of `Belief' Among Islamist Women;
    Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 42, No. 2/3, pp. 457-488.
  • Huq, Maimuna (2009) Talking jihad and piety: reformist exertions among Islamist women in Bangladesh;
    Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (The), Vol. 15, Supplement 1 (May), pp. S163-S182.
  • Ikeda, Keiko (2009) How women's concerns are shaped in community-based disaster risk management in
    Bangladesh; Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 17, No. 1 (March), pp. 65-78.
  • Islam, Md. Saidul (2008) From Sea to Shrimp Processing Factories in Bangladesh: Gender and
    Employment at the Bottom of a Global Commodity Chain; Journal of South Asian Development, Vol. , Vol.
    3, No. 2, pp. 211-236.
  • Islam, Nazria and Zakia Naznin (2009) Promoting the Role of Women in Coping with Water Crisis in Saline-
    prone and Drought-prone Areas of Bangladesh; Presentation made at the 3rd International Conference on
    Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change, Dhaka, Bangladesh (February 18-24).
  • Jahan, Rounaq (2008) Engendering Democracy in Bangladesh; Dhaka, Bangladesh: UNDP Bangladesh,
    Policy Dialogue, No. 31 (19th February).
  • Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, M. (2009) Microcredit, micro-enterprises, and self-employment of women:
    experience from the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh; Paper presented at the FAO-IFAD-ILO Workshop on
    Gaps, trends and current research in gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment :
    differentiated pathways out of poverty, Rome (31 March - 2 April).
  • Khan, Farida C. (2008) Comparing Women's Work Climate in NGOs, Private Firms and the Public Sector;
    Paper presented at the Conference on "Bangladesh in the 21st Century" at Harvard University,
    Cambridge, MA (June 13-14, 2008).
  • Khan, Farida C. (2009) The Organizational Climate of Work for Women in Public, Private, and NFP
    Sectors in Bangladesh; Paper presented at the Conference on Ideas and Innovations for the Development
    of Bangladesh: The Next Decade, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (October 9-10).
  • Khatun, Fahmida; Mustafizur Rahman; Debapriya Bhattacharya; and Khondaker Golam Moazzem (2008)
    Gender and Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: The Case of the Ready-Made Garments; Dhaka,
    Bangladesh: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) (February).
  • Kippler, M.; W. Goessler; B. Nermell; E.C. Ekström; B. Lönnerdal; S. El Arifeen; and M. Vahter (2009)
    Factors influencing intestinal cadmium uptake in pregnant Bangladeshi women—A prospective cohort
    study; Environmental Research, Vol. 109, No. 7 (October), pp. 914-921.
  • Kumar, M. Suresh and Mukta Sharma (2008) Women and Substance Use in India and Bangladesh;
    Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 43, No. 8-9, pp. 1062-1077.
  • Lee, Vanessa; Faruk Ahmed; Shoko Wada; Tahmeed Ahmed; A. M. Shamsir Ahmed; Cadi Parvin Banu;
    and Nasima Akhter (2008) Extent of vitamin A deficiency among rural pregnant women in Bangladesh;
    Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 11, No. 12, pp. 1326-1331.
  • Lindberg, A. L.; Ekstrom, E. C.; Nermell, B.; Rahman, M.; Lonnerdal, B.; Persson, L. A.; and M. Vahter
    (2008) Gender and age differences in the metabolism of inorganic arsenic in a highly exposed population
    in Bangladesh; Environmental Research, Vol. 106, No. 1, pp. 110-120.
  • Mahtab, Hajera and S. H. Habib (2009) Social and economic consequences of diabetes in women from low-
    income countries: A case study from Bangladesh; International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol.
    104, Supplement, pp. S14-S16.
  • Menon, Rashed Khan (2009) Land Laws, Rights and Dispute Resolution -- The Perspectives of the poor,
    women and peripheral people in Bangladesh; Dhaka, Bangladesh: Research Initiatives, Bangladesh (RIB)
    (January).
  • Mookherjee, Nayanika (2008) Gendered embodiments: mapping the body-politic of the raped woman and
    the nation in Bangladesh; Feminist Review, Issue 88, pp. 36-53.
  • Nasreen, Mahbuba (2008) Impact of Climate Change on Food Security in Bangladesh: Gender and
    Disaster Perspectives; Presentation made at the International Symposium on Climate Change and Food
    Security in South Asia in Dhaka (August 25-29).
  • Naved, Ruchira Tabassum and Lars Persson (2008) Factors Associated with Physical Spousal Abuse of
    Women During Pregnancy in Bangladesh; International Family Planning Perspectives, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp.
    71-78.
  • Naved, Ruchira Tabassum and Nazneen Akhtar (2008) Spousal Violence Against Women and Suicidal
    Ideation in Bangladesh; Womens Health Issues, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 442-452.
  • Nawaz, Faraha (2009) Critical Factors of Women Entrepreneurship Development in Rural Bangladesh;
    Falls Church, VA, USA: Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC), Bangladesh Development
    Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS), BDRWPS No. 5 (May).
  • Nazneen, Sohela and Maheen Sultan (2009) Struggling for Survival and Autonomy: Impact of NGO-ization
    on women's organizations in Bangladesh; Development, Vol. 52, No. 2 (June), pp. 193-199.
  • Panday, Pranab Kumar (2008) Representation without Participation: Quotas for Women in Bangladesh;
    International Political Science Review, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 489-512.
  • Parveen, Shahnaj (2008) Access of Rural Women to Productive Resources in Bangladesh; International
    Journal of Rural Studies (IJRS), Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 14-18.
  • Quisumbing, Agnes R. (2008) Women's Status and the Changing Nature of Rural Livelihoods in Asia; in:
    Nurul Islam (ed.) Reducing Poverty and Hunger in Asia, 2020 Focus No. 15 (Washington, DC: International
    Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)), Brief 5 (March).
  • Rabbani, M. D. Golam; A. Atiq Rahman; and Khandaker Mainuddin (2009) Women's vulnerability to water-
    related hazards: comparing three areas affected by climate change in Bangladesh; Waterlines, Vol. 28,
    No. 3 (July), pp. 235-249.
  • Rahman, Md. Masudur (2009) Credit Worthiness of Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh; Available at
    website of Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
  • Rahman, Mosiur; Sumaiya Abedin; Kamruzzaman; and Nurul Islam (2008) Women’s Empowerment and
    Reproductive Health: Experience from Chapai Nawabganj District in Bangladesh; Pakistan Journal of
    Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 9, pp. 883-888.
  • Rahman, Sayma; P. N. Junankar; and Girijasankar Mallik (2009) Factors influencing women's
    empowerment on microcredit borrowers: a case study in Bangladesh; Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy,
    Vol. 14, No. 3 (August), pp. 287-303.
  • Rahman, T. and M. Asaduzzaman (2008) Marital Adjustment and Mental Health of Middle Class Married
    Women of Bangladesh; Indian Psychological Review, Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 139-144.
  • Rajagopalan, S. (2009) Microfinance and women’s empowerment : a critical assessment; Hyderabad,
    India: Icfai University Press.
  • Razzaque, Mohammad A. and Mohammad Mokammel Karim Toufique (2008) Health, Physical Activity and
    Intrahousehold Food Allocation: Revisiting the Evidence of Gender Discrimination; in: Abdur Razzaque,
    Bazlul H. Khondker and Selim Raihan (eds.) Capturing Intra-household Distribution and Poverty Incidence:
    A Study on Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh: University of Dhaka, Department of Economics, Bureau of
    Economic Research).
  • Razzaque, Mohammad A.; Ahsanuzzaman; and Mahbubur Rahman (2008) Intra-household Distribution
    and Women's Bargaining Power: Testing the Unitary Model of Household Behaviour using the BER Data;
    in: Abdur Razzaque, Bazlul H. Khondker and Selim Raihan (eds.) Capturing Intra-household Distribution
    and Poverty Incidence: A Study on Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh: University of Dhaka, Department of
    Economics, Bureau of Economic Research).
  • Razzaque, Mohammad A.; Mohammad Mokammel Karim Toufique; and Mahbub Alam (2008) Allocation of
    Resources on Addictive Goods and Eating-out: The Effect of Women's Bargaining Power; in: Abdur
    Razzaque, Bazlul H. Khondker and Selim Raihan (eds.) Capturing Intra- household Distribution and
    Poverty Incidence: A Study on Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh: University of Dhaka, Department of
    Economics, Bureau of Economic Research).
  • Rotaru, Cornelia (2009) Case Study: The Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry; In:
    Eric Hontz (ed.) Women’s Business Associations Experiences from around the World: South Asia
    (Washington, DC: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)), pp. 15-25.
  • Roy, Swapan Kumar; F. Bilkes; K. Islam; G. Ara; P. Tanner; I. Wosk; A. S. Rahman; Barnali Chakraborty;
    Saira Parveen Jolly; and Wajiha Khatun (2008) Impact of pilot project of Rural Maintenance Programme
    (RMP) on destitute women: CARE, Bangladesh; Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 67-75.
  • Saad, Syed (2008) Intra-Household Resource Allocation and Gender-based Returns to Loans in Rural
    Bangladesh; Paper presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association,
    Washington D. C. (November 20-23, 2008).
  • Schuler, Sidney Ruth and Farzana Islam (2008) Women's Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence within
    Marriage in Rural Bangladesh; Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 49- 58.
  • Schuler, Sidney Ruth; Lisa M. Bates; and Farzana Islam (2008) Women's Rights, Domestic Violence, and
    Recourse Seeking in Rural Bangladesh; Violence Against Women, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 326-345.
  • Shafiq, M. Najeeb (2009) A reversal of educational fortune? Educational gender gaps in Bangladesh;
    Journal of International Development, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 137-155.
  • Shamsuddoha, Mohammad (2009) Entrepreneurial Program for Women: An Evaluative Study on ASA and
    BRAC; Suceava, Romania: Universitatea Stefan cel Mare Suceava, Fascisle of the Faculty of Economics
    and Public Administration, Vol. 9, No. 1; available at website of Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
  • Shamsuddoha, Mohammad (2009) Micro Credit Program of Selected NGOs: An Empirical Study on Rural
    Women of Comilla District in Bangladesh; Available at website of Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
  • Shamsuddoha, Mohammad (2009) NGOs and Women: An Evaluative Study on ASA and BRAC in
    Bangladesh; Available at website of Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
  • Shannon, Kate; Zeba Mahmud; Azim Asfia; and Mohammed Ali (2008) The Social and Environmental
    Factors Underlying Maternal Malnutrition in Rural Bangladesh: Implications for Reproductive Health and
    Nutrition Programs; Health Care for Women International, Vol. 29, No. 8- 9, pp. 826-840.
  • Shehabuddin, Elora (2008) Jamaat-i-Islami in Bangladesh: Women, Democracy and the Transformation of
    Islamist Politics; Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 42, No. 2/3, pp. 577-604.
  • Shehabuddin, Elora (2008) Reshaping the holy: democracy, development, and Muslim women in
    Bangladesh; New York, USA: Columbia University Press.
  • Shirin, Farzana; Tahrim Mehdi; Md. Mahbubul Alam; Ronjon Kumer Nath; and Md. Mozammel Hoque
    (2009) Effect of Gestational Homocystein on Fetal Growth in Bangladeshi Women; Ibrahim Medical College
    Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 13-16.
  • Sievert, Lynnette Leidy; Khurshida Begum; Taniya Sharmeen; Osul Chowdhury; Shanthi Muttukrishna; and
    Gillian Bentley (2008) Patterns of occurrence and concordance between subjective and objective hot
    flashes among Muslim and Hindu women in Sylhet, Bangladesh; American Journal of Human Biology, Vol.
    20, No. 5, pp. 598-604.
  • Small & Medium Enterprise Foundation (2008) Empowering women entrepreneurs towards a shared
    economic growth: 2nd National SME Women Entrepreneurs Conference (2008) Dhaka, Bangladesh: Small
    & Medium Enterprise Foundation.
  • Sulaiman, Munshi; Monira Parveen; and Narayan Chandra Das (2009) Impact of the Food Price Hike on
    Nutritional Status of Women and Children; Dhaka, Bangladesh: BRAC, Monograph Series, No. 38
    (January).
  • Sultana, Parvin and Paul M. Thompson (2008) Gender and local floodplain management institutions: a
    case study from Bangladesh; Journal of International Development, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 53-68.
  • The Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) with ABANTU for Development in
    Ghana; ActionAid Bangladesh; and ENDA in Senegal (2008) Gender, Climate Change and Human
    Security -- Lessons from Bangladesh, Ghana and Senegal; Dhaka, Bangladesh: The Women’s
    Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) (May).
  • Totten, Samuel (2008) Plight and fate of women during and following genocide; New Brunswick, NJ, USA:
    Transaction Publishers.
  • Uddin, M. E. (2008) Gender and Arrack Drinking among Muslim, Hindu, Santal, and Oraon Communities in
    North-Western Villages of Bangladesh; International Quarterly of Community Health Education, Vol. 28,
    No. 1, pp. 73-90.
  • World Bank (2008) Whispers to Voices - Gender and Social Transformation in Bangladesh; Washington,
    DC, USA: World Bank, Bangladesh Development Series (BDS), Paper No. 22 (March).
  • World Bank forthcoming; Gender Dimension of Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh; Washington,
    DC, USA: World Bank, Bangladesh Development Series (BDS), forthcoming.
  • Yasmin, Nawzia; Khairul Alam; Suman Lahiry; Mahmud Hossain Faruquee; and Tamjida Ahmad (2009)
    Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Hospital Delivery among Rural Married Women in Northern
    Bangladesh; Ibrahim Medical College Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 17-20.
  • Yusuf, H. K.; A. M. Rahman; F. P. Chowdhury; M. Mohiduzzaman; C. P. Banu; M. A. Sattar; and M. N. Islam
    (2008) Iodine deficiency disorders in Bangladesh, 2004-05: ten years of iodized salt intervention brings
    remarkable achievement in lowering goitre and iodine deficiency among children and women; Asia Pacific
    Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 620-628.
Publications of the Moment

Recognizing
International Women's Day
(March 8, 2010)

the BDRC provides
a list of recent developmental publications related to
women and gender issues in Bangladesh