Young women and men promoting peace and social cohesion in northern Bangladesh

This brief explores recent research, which examines the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women and men students of two universities in northern Bangladesh. It found that young women and men in northern Bangladesh identify gender equality and equal opportunities for women and men as the single most critical element for social cohesion in Bangladesh. Harnessing this awareness and providing pathways for young people’s engagement in public life, and in particular strengthening the participation of young women in society, will be critical to increasing social cohesion, reducing conflict, and building sustainable peace. 

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Bangladesh

Subject area(s): Peace and security; Violent extremism and terrorism

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020