What did Access to Microfinance mean for Women's Work?

The last decade of the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first century saw a rapid expansion of microfinance in developing countries, targeting women in poor households with the aim of increasing their engagement in economic activities and entrepreneurship. What effect did these programmes have on the nature of women’s work, and social attitudes towards different forms of economic participation by women?

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Launch of New Study on Child Marriage Law on Social Attitudes

Integgra researchers Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj, together with Dr Amrit Amirapu at the University of Kent, have received a research grant from the Economic Development and Institutions Research Programme to study the potential effects of the new child marriage law in Bangladesh (Child Marriage Registration Act 2017) on social attitudes towards child marriage practices.

 

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Round Table Discussion on Child Marriage Law in Bangladesh

On 30th April, 2019, Integgra researchers Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj participated in a round table discussion on the 2017 Child Marriage Restraint Act at the Daily Star Conference Hall in Dhaka, jointly hosted by Population Council and BLAST (Bangladesh Legal Aid Services Trust) in collaboration with the University of Kent, UK and the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

 

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Consultation on Strategies for Ending Child Marriage

The SHOKHI Consortium together with Population Council jointly convened an expert consultation on the topic ‘Evidence Based Strategies for Ending Child Marriage: Why Empowerment Matters’ at BRAC Centre Inn, Dhaka on 10 November. 

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