women’s empowerment

March 31, 2011

BRAC Uganda Celebrates International Women’s Day

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on March 9, 2011, BRAC Uganda asked it's staff and program participants to think about the meaning of International Women's Day. Specifically, the initiative aimed to create awareness and explore widely held perceptions of International Women's Day. Broadly, the initiative sought to bolster BRAC's commitment to establish a gender sensitive working environment.
March 25, 2011

Aarong: Crafting hope, weaving dreams

Artisans make products for Aarong, a fashion house that supports the lives and livelihoods of 65,000 rural artisans and handicraft producers. Photo: BRAC/Shehzad Noorani
March 17, 2011

BRAC Girls Clubs in Tanzania celebrate International Women’s Day

On March 8th, women and men across the world celebrated International Women’s Day with marches of solidarity in support of women and girls. BRAC Tanzania staff and girls’ clubs joined the global celebration with a rally, a discussion of women’s issues, and a culture festival. BRAC Tanzania’s participation recognizes of the achievements of the girls in the Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents (ELA) program.
March 9, 2011

Courage in the Heart: The story of how women in rural Bangladesh are radically changing the fabric of their society

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
March 8, 2011

BRAC celebrates International Women’s Day with launch of Courage in the Heart

BRAC joins the 100th anniversary celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2011 with the launch of Courage in the Heart.
March 3, 2011

Recognition for BRAC on International Women’s Day

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.
February 22, 2011

Girls got game in cricket-crazy Bangladesh

Below is an article published on CNN by Sara Sidner about BRAC girls' cricket team Chittagong, Bangladesh (CNN) -- In a dusty, unkempt field in the middle of Bangladesh's second-largest city, crowds of men and boys gather to watch their favorite sport.
December 20, 2010

Great Non Profits recognizes BRAC as a Top-Rated Nonprofit for the year 2010

We are pleased to inform you that BRAC has been named to a new list of top-rated nonprofits by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews for nonprofit organizations.
November 17, 2010

Jasmine Lamb, Girl Effect Enthusiast, Raises Money for BRAC on Blog

Today, Jasmine Lamb launched a campaign on her blog, allislistening.com, to raise over $5,000 for BRAC's adolescent girls program in Bangladesh by Thanksgiving. Jasmine heard about The Girl Effect and BRAC's programs from a friend and connected with the powerful message of investing in young girls. BRAC's Social and Financial Empowerment of Adolescents project (SOFEA) is an initiative aimed at providing girls with financial and social support to enable them to empower themselves. The program gives girls a safe space to socialize while providing them with life skills training, livelihood training, financial literacy training, and small loans to start income-generating activities.