Adhunika – Empowering women in IT in Bangladesh

Posted in Profile, Technology, Video on September 26, 2007 by বঙ্গললনা

Women on Motor Scooters: The Road to Success in Bangladesh

Posted in Business/Economy, Success Stories on September 1, 2007 by বঙ্গললনা

Excerpts from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) :
“Women on motor scooters!” Jill Umbach of CARE Canada marvels in her first visit for the Rural Maintenance Program in Bangladesh. “That’s how our field workers travelled from site to site. It was a huge break from tradition,” she continues.

CARE Canada began its program to help rural widows, the poorest of the poor, to earn a living. Their job was to upgrade the earthen farm-to-market roads that form a lifeline for the small producers and traders throughout the country. Working outside the home, in a public place like a road, was unheard of in a country where women were traditionally secluded. In the early days of the program, some of the more conservative members of the community were against it, and tried to discourage the participants. But the women had to survive, and they persisted. Continue reading

Victims of political Islam and patriarchial system in Bangladesh – a documentary video

Posted in Religion, Society, Video on September 1, 2007 by বঙ্গললনা