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Religion and Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh
Gender and the empowerment of women have long had a prominent place in development discourse in Bangladesh. The country has pioneered strategies that seek to economically empower women through microfinance and increase ...
Policy Brief: The Religious Landscape of Bangladesh - A Primer
Religious and development institutions in Bangladesh play distinctive and intersecting roles that affect many dimensions of social, economic, and political development. Despite the importance of faith communities to the ...
Modernizing Islamic Education: The Cases of Bangladesh and Senegal
Islamic education systems are the subject of mounting attention, prominent on various development and foreign policy agendas. Discussions are often driven primarily by security concerns. There is, however, growing recognition ...
Islam and Development in Bangladesh: A Grassroots Perspective
In Bangladesh, local Muslim faith-inspired organizations have taken on new significance as the country grapples with growing social fissures around religion. These groups occupy a critical position in relation to the secular ...
Policy Brief: Women and Religion in Bangladesh
Bangladesh has made remarkable strides towards gender equality in a relatively short period by reducing maternal mortality, expanding roles for women in politics, and considerably closing the gender gap in school enrollment ...