While the world is watching a war unfold in Sudan, a heavy burden of the crisis is being felt in the youngest independent country, South Sudan, where thousands of people are fleeing to, adding to an already overwhelming displaced population.
Bangladesh is tackling multiple challenges at the moment - recovery from COVID-19, international instability, rapidly multiplying climatic impacts, an upcoming election - as well as meeting fiscal conditions imposed by global bodies such as the International Monetary Fund. What insights from the ground could help to ensure the effectiveness of national spending, especially for those who need it the most?
BRAC has been trying to figure out how to get women in Bangladesh to use mobile money for the last decade. Along the way, we have learnt a lot about what works and what doesn’t. In this blog, we share five insights to help organisations seeking to drive up the use of digital financial services in communities.
Breastfeeding is crucial to ensure proper growth and development of newborns. A new initiative in Bangladesh is building mothers’ support networks to ensure that the workplace doesn’t become a hindrance to breastfeeding. So, how is the initiative faring?
Globally, 27.6 million people are estimated to be victims of human trafficking at any given time. Many of them fall prey to human trafficking after being coerced by the very people they trust the most. Survivors of human trafficking are left shattered by the trauma they had faced. For them, it is crucial to have a comprehensive support system which includes components of community engagement, comprehensive training, and reintegration support.
Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic, and statistics show it is only getting worse. What can we do to help our children understand the difference between a good touch and a bad touch? A good start is a 20-minute conversation.
Bangladesh’s retail sector is an important contributor to the country’s economic growth. It has significant potential to provide opportunities for career progression for young people - but only if young people can access the relevant skills training. One new project is providing just that, and seeing impressive initial results.