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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women seats in Sangsad to go up
Constitution amendment body faces difficulties in introducing direct election system. The parliamentary special committee on constitutional amendments agreed in principle to propose increasing reserved seats for women in the House but it is...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Thwart smear campaign agaisnt women policy
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all to help the government implement National Women Development Policy for the welfare of women.  She said that a certain quarter “trading on religion” has been trying to mislead people by...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women Defy Islamic Clergy
Bangladeshi women are pushing government to implement the recently approved National Women Development Policy (NWDP) 2011, which has met with strong resistance from Islamic clergy. Leaders and activists of the Jatiya Mahila Sangstha (National...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics,...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Call for Applications: Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Democracies without Violence: Engendering Politics, Policies and Actions
In South Asia, the concept of power and authority are ascribed to certain social characteristics determined by the male privileged groups to exclude women. Women normally are not given the opportunity to hold positions of power in politics. Being...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Politics of Democratic Governance
This report describes women's participation at local and national levels and social movements and parties securing accountability in contemporary governance. The report also highlights issues and concepts related to donor-partner relationships ,...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Closing the Gap: Putting EU and UK Gender Policy into Practice – South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh
This report addresses gender equality and women’s human rights in the UK and the European Community development cooperation programmes in South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. Six case studies are used to compare on-the-ground practice with stated...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Paving the Way to Justice
This report reviews common problems associated with providing meaningful access to justice in poor countries. The report then focuses on the activities of Nagorik Uddyog (NU), a non-governmental organization in Bangladesh whose approach offers a...
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Bangladesh: The Prevention of Oppression Against Women and Children Act 2000
This Act was adopted in Bangladesh to outline punishments for sexual offense, women and children trafficking, causing death for dowry, sexual oppression and other sexual violence crimes.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
A Digest of Case Law on the Human Rights of Women (Asia Pacific)
This is a collation of case summaries from the Asia Pacific region citing CEDAW, National Constitutions, and other Human Rights instruments protecting equality of rights between men and women.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Manual on Globalisation and Women
This discussion guide aims at serving the community organizers and trainers of Asian rural and indigenous organizations as a tool for discussion. It aims to develop a common understanding of globalization; presents critique of globalization and its...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Fundamentalisms in Asia Pacific: Trends, Impact, Challenges and Strategies Asserting Women’s Rights
This book analyzes the manifestations of fundamentalisms in the Asia-Pacific region and their impact on women as well as on democracy and politics in general. It includes strategies adopted by women’s groups and progressive women’s movements to...
Friday, January 23, 2009
Women’s Participation in Local Governments
This consolidated response analyzes current situation of women’s participation in local governments around the world and discusses the impact of women’s engagement in local politics.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Towards Inclusive Governance: Promoting the Participation of Disadvantaged Groups in Asia-Pacific
This publication examines the application of the principles of non-discrimination, participation, accountability and empowerment in governance arenas. It promotes the use of a human rights-based approach to programming on inclusive governance and...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Practitioner’s Guide to Designing Inclusive and Accountable Local Democratic Institutions
This guide is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist country offices/teams and government partners as...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gender Equality in Education - Beyond Access
This guide is designed to help education and gender campaigners, and organisations and coalitions, work more effectively with the media to promote gender-equitable education. It explores issues relating to gender equality in education and contains...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Women, Political Parties and Social Movements in South Asia
This paper describes relationships between women and political parties in South Asia, with case studies of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India. It also explores how political parties and social movements organize women and address women’s...

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