The below post was written by BRAC intern Annie Escobar and originally published on the NYU Reynolds Program Blog. This past summer, as part of our Reynolds Program Internship program, Patricia Schneidewind (a fellow Reynolds scholar) and I traveled to Bangladesh for nine weeks to document BRAC, the world's largest development organization's social justice initiatives. Today, on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day we are launching Courage in the Heart, an online storytelling platform featuring the stories of 12 women who are radically changing the consensus about the value of women by organizing to demand their rights. Visit the site here: www.brac.net/courageintheheart
BRAC staff also has another reason to celebrate tomorrow. BRAC Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed was named one of the hundred most inspiring people who have delivered for girls and women by lifting millions of them out of poverty in South Asia. The following came from the New York based organization women deliver.