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From Where I Stand: Mahmuda Sultana Shorna

Friday, September 18, 2020

“The pandemic has completely transformed the ways we used to do things. Our Women Peace Café (WPC) work has been affected, everything has shifted to digital platforms, and the situations have changed at home. As soon as the university closed, I had to move back home. Because of the health crises, the number of chores increased at home and we had to do more cleaning and sanitizing to remain safe.

From Where I Stand: Working to Build Peace During the Pandemic

Friday, September 18, 2020

COVID19 has completely changed my life. After the university closed, all academic activities were suspended, and I was forced to return home. I live in a remote village in Bogura district and aside from worrying about my studies and the health risks posed by COVID19, I am also suffering from poor connectivity issues. However, I am trying to do my part during the crisis.

A Strong Role Model for her Daughters

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Bobita Rani Bormon, a single mother with two daughters lives in Savar, an area about 25 kilometers away from Dhaka city. She has been working for a readymade garment (RMG) factory, as a senior operator for six months and before that I worked with another RMG factory for two years.

Education programming for refugee women & girls: Findings from a needs assessment study

Monday, June 29, 2020

With 1 billion students and youth across the globe affected by school and university closures, there is increasing debate around ongoing disruption in education.

Gender Monitoring Network calls the Government of Bangladesh to take urgent action for a Gender-Responsive COVID 19 Relief and Response

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The civil society organizations participating in the Gender Monitoring Network facilitated by UN Women, are concerned by how the COVID 19 pandemic is disproportionally affecting women and girls.

As Bangladesh battles COVID-19 and the aftermath of Super Cyclone Amphan, women’s organizations lead their communities through recovery

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

“When the first storm hit, I knew that this time around it would be a bigger challenge for the women in Satkhira. Between a pandemic and a disaster, we didn’t know what to worry about more. But the starting point in helping these communities is to engage women in the response and planning,” said Shampa Goswami, who leads ‘Prerona Nari Unnayan Sanggathan’ (Prerona), a community-based women’s organization in the Satkhira district in the southern tip of...

UN Women and Rohingya women at the frontline of COVID-19 response

Monday, June 1, 2020

The world in lockdown has created a ‘profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway[1]. Primarily as caregivers, women are not just sustaining families, but also serving as front-line responders, mainly in the health and service sector.

Experts discuss the gendered impact of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Around 150 people from diverse background attended a virtual discussion on Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 organized by UN Women on 19 May 2020.

Female university students in Bangladesh build resilient communities through social entrepreneurships

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Mymensingh, Bangladesh – The campus was covered in purple on 8 March as more than 100 students and faculty members of the Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) gathered to commemorate International Women’s Day 2020 together with UN Women and Brac University.

Far from the spotlight, women workers are among the hardest hit by COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In 2019, over 700,000 Bangladeshi workers migrated overseas, through the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) and around 100,000 of them were women. As countries around the world implement lockdown measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, many Bangladeshi migrants are back home with no income.

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