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2) List of recent developmental publications related to women in Bangladesh

  • Ahmed, Fauzia (2013) Low-income Hindu Women in Bangladesh | Paper presented at the BDI/CSAS
    Conference on Bridging the Policy-Action Divide: Challenges and Prospects for Bangladesh, at the UC
    Berkeley, CA (February 22-24).
  • Ahmed, Ferdoushi; Chamhuri Siwar; and Nor Aini Hj. Idris (2011) The status of women: Some data in
    Bangladesh | Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 805-809.
  • Ahmed, Ferdoushi; Chamhuri Siwar; and Nor Aini Hj. Idris (2011) Women's participation in microcredit
    programme: Some evidence in Bangladesh | Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5,
    No. 7, pp. 106-115.
  • Aminuzzaman, Salahuddin M.; Pratima Paul-Majumder; Kaniz N. Siddiqui; and Arifur Rahman (eds.)
    (2011) Policies, Budget and PRSP: Are They Promoting Women's Rights? | Dhaka, Bangladesh:
    University Press Limited (UPL).
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2012) Management Response to the Special Evaluation Study for the
    Effect of Microfinance Operations on Poor Rural Households and the Status of Women | Manila, The
    Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Operations Evaluation Department (November).
  • Azim, Firdous (ed.) (2013). Islam, culture and women in Asia - complex terrains. London, United
    Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Babul, Parvez (2011) Violence against Women and Human Rights | Dhaka, Bangladesh: Oikko
    Prokashoni (February).
  • Bhatnagar, Bhuvan (2012) Northern Areas Reduction-of-Poverty Initiative Project -- Women's Economic
    Empowerment Project: P114841 | Implementation Status and Results Report, Report No. ISR6573
    (May 29)
  • Chowdhury, Al-Hossienie Abdullah (2011) Socio-Economic Impact of Women Entrepreneurship in
    Sylhet City, Bangladesh | Falls Church, VA, USA: Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC),
    Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS), BDRWPS No. 12 (July).
  • Chowdhury, M. Jahangir Alam (2013) Microfinance and Women Entrepreneurship? Experience from
    Bangladesh | Paper presented at the BDI/CSAS Conference on Bridging the Policy-Action Divide:
    Challenges and Prospects for Bangladesh, at the UC Berkeley, CA (February 22-24).
  • Corsi, D. J.; Kyu, H. H.; Subramanian, S. V. (2011) Socioeconomic and geographic patterning of under-
    and overnutrition among women in Bangladesh | Journal of Nutrition (The), Vol. 141, No. 4, pp. 631-638.
  • Dalal, Koustuv; Johanna Andrews; and Suraya Dawad (2012) Contraception use and associations with
    intimate partner violence among women in Bangladesh | Journal of Biosocial Science, Vol. 44, No. 1,
    pp. 83-94.
  • Dalal, Koustuv; Ming Shinn Lee; and Mervyn Gifford (2012) Male Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Wife
    Beating: A Multi-Country Study in South Asia | Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 50, No. 5 (May), pp.
    437-442.
  • Das, Kishore Kumar; M. Sazzad Khondokar; M. Quamruzzaman; Syed Shamsuddin Ahmed; Michael
    Peck (2013) Assault by burning in Dhaka, Bangladesh | Burns, Vol. 39, No. 1 (February), pp. 177-183.
  • D'Costa, Bina (2012) Women, War, and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971 | Journal of
    Genocide Research, Vol. 14, No. 1 (March), pp. 110-114.
  • Deeba, Farah (2011) Women's Political Participation in Bangladesh | Dhaka, Bangladesh: University
    Press Limited (UPL).
  • Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA) (2012) Count me IN!: Research report on
    violence against disabled, lesbian, and sex-working women in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal | New
    Delhi, India: Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA); also published in: Reproductive
    Health Matters, Vol. 20, No. 40 (December), pp. 198-206.
  • Edmonds, J. K.; Paul, M.; Sibley, L. M. (2011) Type, content, and source of social support perceived by
    women during pregnancy: Evidence from Matlab, Bangladesh | Journal of Health, Population and
    Nutrition, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 163-173.
  • Edmonds, J. K.; Hruschka, D.; Bernard, H. R.; Sibley, L. (2012) Women's social networks and birth
    attendant decisions: Application of the Network-Episode Model | Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 74,
    No. 3, pp. 452-459.
  • Edwards, C. and S. Saha (2011) From home to hospital, a continuum of care: Making progress towards
    Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 in rural Bangladesh | BJOG: An International Journal of
    Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 118, No. SUPPL. 2, pp. 88-92.
  • Gill, R. and D. E. Stewart (2011) Relevance of Gender-Sensitive Policies and General Health Indicators
    to Compare the Status of South Asian Women's Health | Women's Health Issues, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 12-
    18.
  • Genc, Ismail H.; Bassam AbuAl-Foul; and Leyal Ozkul (2012) Women’s Role In Economic Development
    In Predominantly Muslim Countries | Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, Vol. 8, No. 3
    (July-September), Article 5.
  • Goldsmith, Heather (2013) Compromising Cases: An Examination of Dispute Resolution through
    Special Tribunals for Women and Children in Bangladesh | Paper presented at the BDI/CSAS
    Conference on Bridging the Policy-Action Divide: Challenges and Prospects for Bangladesh, at the UC
    Berkeley, CA (February 22-24).
  • Habib, Mohshin (2012) Role of Microfinance in Political Empowerment of Women: Bangladesh
    Experience | OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 99-110.
  • Haque, S. E.; Rahman, M.; Mostofa, Md. G.; Zahan, Md. S. (2012) Reproductive Health Care Utilization
    Among Young Mothers in Bangladesh: Does Autonomy Matter? | Women's Health Issues, Vol. 22, No. 2
    (March), pp. e171-e180.
  • Heath, Rachel (2012) Women's access to labor market opportunities, control of household resources,
    and domestic violence | Washington, DC, USA: World Bank.
  • Higgitt, Ryan (2011) Women’s Leadership Building as a Poverty Reduction Strategy: Lessons from
    Bangladesh | Journal of South Asian Development, Vol. 6, pp. 93-119.
  • Hossain, Md. K.; Mondal, Md. N. I.; Akter, Mst. N. (2011) Reproductive health rights of women in the
    rural areas of Meherpur District in Bangladesh | Medical Journal of Reproduction and Infertility, Vol. 12,
    No. 1, pp. 23-32.
  • Hossain, Mohammad A.; Clement A. Tisdell; and Tonmoyee Hasan Ayon (2012) Does Workforce
    Participation Empower Women? Micro-Level Evidence from Urban Bangladesh | Bangladesh
    Development Studies (The), Vol. 35, No. 3 (September).
  • Hossain, Naomi (2012) Women’s empowerment revisited: from individual to collective power among
    the export sector workers of Bangladesh | Brighton, United Kingdom: Institute for Development Studies
    (IDS), IDS working paper, No. 389.
  • Hossen, M. A. and A. Westhues (2011) Rural women's access to health care in Bangladesh: Swimming
    against the tide? | Social Work in Public Health, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 278-293.
  • Huq, Abdul and Afreen Moyeen (2011) Gender integration in enterprise development programmes |
    Women's Studies International Forum, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 320-328.
  • Jahan, Fatema R. (2011) Monga and Women: A Case Study from Gaibandha District of Bangladesh |
    Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 11-20.
  • Jehan, Kate; Kristi Sidney; Helen Smith; and Ayesha de Costa (2012) Improving access to maternity
    services: an overview of cash transfer and voucher schemes in South Asia | Reproductive Health
    Matters, Vol. 20, No. 39 (June), pp. 142-154.
  • Jesmin, Subrina; Md. Sohag Mia; A.M. Shahidul Islam; Md. Reazul Islam; Sayeeda Nusrat Sultana;
    Sohel Zaedi; Naoto Yamaguchi; Osamu Okazaki; Masao Moroi; Sosuke Kimura; and Michiaki Hiroe
    (2012) Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among rural Bangladeshi women | Diabetes Research and
    Clinical Practice, Vol. 95, No. 1 (January), pp. e7-e9.
  • Joshi, Shareen and T. Paul Schultz (2012) Family Planning and Women's and Children's Health: Long
    Term Consequences of an Outreach Program in Matlab, Bangladesh | Bonn, Germany: Institute for the
    Study of Labor (IZA), IZA Discussion Paper No. 6551.
  • Kabeer, Naila (2011) Between Affiliation and Autonomy: Navigating Pathways of Women's
    Empowerment and Gender Justice in Rural Bangladesh | Development and Change, Vol. 42, No. 2
    (March), pp. 499-528.
  • Kalantry, Sital and Jocelyn E. Getgen (2011) Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, India and
    Cambodia | Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and Dorothea S. Clarke Program in Feminist
    Jurisprudence, Paper 1 (Cornell Law Library, Scholarship@Cornell Law: A Digital Repository).
  • Karim, K. M. R.; Emmelin, M.; Resurreccion, B. P.; Wamala, S. (2012) Water Development Projects
    and Marital Violence: Experiences from Rural Bangladesh | Health Care for Women International, Vol.
    33, No. 3, pp. 200-216.
  • Karim, Lamia (2011) Microfinance and its discontents : women in debt in Bangladesh | Minneapolis,
    MN, USA: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Kim, Julia M.; Alain Labrique; Keith P. West; Mahbubur Rashid; Abu A. Shamim; Hasmot Ali; Barkat
    Ullah; Lee Wu; Allan Massie; Sucheta Mehra; Rolf Klemm; Parul Christian (2012) Maternal morbidity in
    early pregnancy in rural northern Bangladesh | International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Vol.
    119, No. 3 (December), pp. 227-233.
  • Kiron, Shafiqul Alam (2012) Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI)--Case Study Profile:
    Seema, Bangladesh | Washington, DC, USA: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),
    (February).
  • Le Mare, Ann (2012) Show the world to women and they can do it : Southern Fair Trade Enterprises as
    agents of empowerment | Gender and Development, Vol. 20, No. 1 (March).
  • Loro, Lex (2013). Women’s Empowerment as a Result of Microcredit Loans in Bangladesh? Falls
    Church, VA, USA: Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC), Bangladesh Development
    Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS), BDRWPS No. 18 (September).
  • Mahmud, Simeen; Nirali M. Shah; and Stan Becker (2012) Measurement of Women's Empowerment in
    Rural Bangladesh | World Development, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 610-619.
  • Malik, Syeda Umme Jakera (2012) Why Highly Educated Women Face Potential Poverty: A Case
    Study in Dhaka, Bangladesh | Falls Church, VA, USA: Bangladesh Development Research Center
    (BDRC), Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS), BDRWPS No. 15
    (July).
  • Mohsin, Amena and Imtiaz Ahmed (eds.) (2011) Women and militancy - South Asian complexities |
    Dhaka, Bangladesh: University Press Limited.
  • Moin, Julia (2011) Empowerment of women and their participation in local government politics - a
    comparative study rural - urban Bangladesh | Dhaka, Bangladesh: A. H. Development Publ. House.
  • Mookherjee, Nayanika (2011) Gendered embodiments: mapping the body-politic of the raped woman
    and the nation in Bangladesh | Feminist Review, Vol. 98, No. 1 (July), p. 190 (Erratum).
  • Moyeen, Sabah (2013). Northern Areas Reduction-of-Poverty Initiative Project -- Women's Economic
    Empowerment Project (P114841), Implementation Status Results Report. Washington, DC, USA: World
    Bank, Implementation Status and Results Report, ISR10182 (May 17).
  • Nazneen, Sohela; Maheen Sultan; and M. Mukhopadhyay (2011) Mobilising for Women’s Rights and the
    Role of Resources: Synthesis Report | Dhaka, Bangladesh: Pathways of Women’s Empowerment RPC
    (South Asia Hub) and BRAC Development Institute (BDI).
  • Nazneen, Sohela; Naomi Hossain; and Maheen Sultan (2011) National Discourses on Women’s
    Empowerment in Bangladesh: Continuities and Change | Brighton, UK: University of Sussex, Institute of
    Development Studies (IDS), IDS Working Paper, No. 368 (July).
  • Nessa, Tasqurun; Jamal Ali; and Roslan Abdul-Hakim (2012) The Impact of Microcredit Program on
    Women Empowerment: Evidence from Bangladesh | OIDA International Journal of Sustainable
    Development, Vol. 3, No. 9, pp. 11-20.
  • Paris, Thelma; Catalina Diaz; and Iftekhar Hossain (2011) Participatory evaluation of a rice flour mill by
    poor rural women: Lessons from Bangladesh | Gender, Technology and Development, Vol. 15, No. 2,
    pp. 275-299.
  • Perucca, Chiara (ed.) (2012) Garo women's traditional knowledge as a response to climate change |
    Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) December.
    Available at: http://www.barcik.org.bd/images/books/garo%20womens%20traditional%20knowledge%
    20as%20a%20response%20to%20climate%20change.pdf
  • Peters, Christina (2011) Effects of family planning and health services on women’s welfare: evidence on
    dowries and intra-household bargaining in Bangladesh | Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 9,
    No. 3 (September), pp. 327-348.
  • Quaiyum, M.A.; N. Prata; M.M. Holston; S. Hossain; and S. Rahman; (2012) Protecting Women Who
    Deliver at Home from PPH: The Use of Clean Delivery Kits in Northwestern Bangladesh | International
    Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Vol. 119, Suppl. 3 (October), p. S370.
  • Quisumbing, Agnes R.; Neha Kumar; and Julia A. Behrman (2011) Do shocks affect men’s and women’
    s assets differently? A review of literature and new evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda |
    Washington, DC, USA: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), IFPRI Discussion Paper
    01113 (August); available at: http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ifpridp01113.pdf.
  • Rahman, M.; Hoque, M. A.; Makinoda, S. (2011) Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: Is Women
    Empowerment a Reducing Factor? A Study from a National Bangladeshi Sample | Journal of Family
    Violence, Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 411-420.
  • Rahman, Mosfequr (2012) Women's Autonomy and Unintended Pregnancy Among Currently Pregnant
    Women in Bangladesh | Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol. 16, No 6, pp. 1206-1214.
  • Rashid, Sabina Faiz; Owasim Akram; and Hilary Standing (2011) The Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Care Market in Bangladesh: Where Do Poor Women Go? | Reproductive Health Matters, Vol. 19, No.
    37, pp. 21-31.
  • Razzaque, Mohammad A. and Sayema H. Bidisha (2012) Does Microfinance Promote Women’s
    Empowerment? An Empirical Investigation | Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Special Issue:
    Microfinance, pp. 11-29.
  • Sambisa, W.; Angeles, G.; Lance, P. M.; Naved, R. T.; Thornton, J. (2011) Prevalence and correlates of
    physical spousal violence against women in slum and nonslum areas of urban Bangladesh | Journal of
    Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 26, No. 13, pp. 2592-2618.
  • Sayem, Amir M. and Abu Taher M. S. Nury (2011) Factors associated with teenage marital pregnancy
    among Bangladeshi women | Reproductive Health, Vol. 8, No. 16.
  • Sayem, Amir M.; Abu Taher M. S. Nury; and M. D. Hossain (2011) Achieving the millennium
    development goal for under-five mortality in Bangladesh: Current status and lessons for issues and
    challenges for further improvements | Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 92-
    102.
  • Sayem, Amir Mohammad and Mohammad Aftab Uddin Khan (2012) Women's Strategic Responses to
    Intimate Partner Violence: A Study in a Rural Community of Bangladesh | Asian Social Work and Policy
    Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 23-39.
  • Schuler, Sidney Ruth; Lenzi, Rachel; Yount, Kathryn M. (2011) Justification of Intimate Partner Violence
    in Rural Bangladesh: What Survey Questions Fail to Capture | Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 42, No. 1
    (March), pp. 21-28.
  • Siddiqi, Dina M. (2011) Transnational Feminism and “Local” Realities: The Imperiled Muslim Woman
    and the Production of (In)Justice | Hawwa, Vol. 9, Nos. 1-2, pp. 76-96.
  • Sperandio, Jill (2011) Context and the gendered status of teachers: women's empowerment through
    leadership of non-formal schooling in rural Bangladesh | Gender and Education, Vol. 23, No. 2 (March),
    pp. 121-135.
  • Sultana, A. M. (2011) Factors effect on women autonomy and decision-making power within the
    household in rural communities | Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 18-22.
  • Sultana, Tamima (2011) Expectations, Realities and Coping Strategies of Elderly Women in a Village
    of Bangladesh | Falls Church, VA, USA: Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC),
    Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS), BDRWPS No. 13 (December).
  • Todd, Petra E. (2012) Effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving women's employability and
    quality of work: a critical review | Washington, DC, USA: World Bank Policy Research Working Paper,
    WPS6189.
  • Vinding, Diana and Ellen-Rose Kampbel (2012) Indigenous women workers : with case studies from
    Bangladesh, Nepal and the Americas | Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Office (ILO).
  • Walton, Lori Marie (2012) Gender Equity Theory and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Bangladesh |
    Health Care for Women International, pp. 1-15.
  • Walton, Lori Marie (2012) Socio-Economic Barriers to Maternal Health in Bangladeshi Women | Indian
    Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, pp. 1-7.
Publications of the Moment

Recognizing
International Women's Day
(March 8, 2014)

the BDRC provides:
1) links to some recent videos on women's issues in Bangladesh
and
2) a list of recent developmental publications related to
women in Bangladesh
1) Links to some recent videos on women's issues in Bangladesh

a) ABC News Video: Helping Women in Bangladesh and Beyond
    Susan Davis, of BRAC USA, describes how Bangladesh is on the path to achieve MDG 5: Improve Maternal
    Health).
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b) Married Young and Speaking Out  Shathi's Story
    “Like many girls in rural Bangladesh , Shathi was forced to marry young and drop out of school.  She had her
    first child at 15.  That put both Shathi and her baby at far greater risk of death in a region where maternal and
    newborn mortality are already high.  What happens when you give girls’ like Shathi a voice?  Save the
    Children’s Girls’ Voices project has given 42,000 girls in Bangladesh a chance to answer that question.”  
    Copyright © 2011: http://www.savethechildren.org

c) Proving the Value of Girls in Bangladesh  Shilpi's Story
    “In rural Bangladesh, sons are considered a blessing, while girls are seen as a burden.  They are often
    married off young -- ending their education and putting them and their babies at greater risk of death from
    complications at birth or during pregnancy.   But what happens when you give girls a voice?  Shilpi gained the
    confidence to find an alternative -- even though women in her culture are expected to stay at home.  Save the
    Children’s Girls’ Voices project has given 42,000 girls in Bangladesh a chance to raise their voices.”
    Copyright © 2011: http://www.savethechildren.org

d) National Women's Development Policy 2011: Bangladesh