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Sexual and reproductive health information and services for adolescents

health infoA significant segment of the population aged 15-24 year  constitutes about 19% of the total population, and a large cohort of adolescent and youth population will be entering their reproductive age in coming years. The age–sex structure of Bangladesh population pyramid constitute a wider share at its base than the top. This wider adolescent and youth segment of the population is considered as demographic dividend, and  can create opportunity for social and economic growth  through...

Stigma, discrimination and HIV/AIDS

hiv aidsI am HIV positive. Few of my close friends know about my HIV status. At first I told it to my wife. After knowing my HIV status, her behavior towards me was very discriminatory. My wife suspects me. The day my wife came to know about my HIV status, she poured patrol all over the house. She wanted to die with our two little children that day. However, my utmost efforts prevent my wife from setting fire. My wife began to use separate bedroom, bathroom, soap and almost everything of our house....

Educating girls

">Educating girls Photo: hbconsultantsWhen taken a look at Bangladesh's achievement in the Millennium Development Goals, we can see that the country has performed a remarkable feat. The Millennium Development Goal number 2 targets to achieve universal primary education. As far as net enrolment rate (NER) in primary education is concerned, the country has performed very well with a rate of 95 percent. For girls, the NER in primary education is 98 percent (BANBEIS), implying that girls have done better than boys in terms of enrolment in primary.
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Because I am a girl!

">Because I am a girl! Photo: StarFor a women the world is of inequality. This is true worldwide. This is true in every walk of her life, such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and so on.
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The real scenario of enrolment

">The real scenario of enrolment Photo: StarUNICEF, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies have recently launched the Child Equity Atlas: Pockets of Social Deprivation. The report reveals that half of the country's school-aged children are not enrolled in any school. The Bangladesh Primary Education Annual Sector Performance Report and the Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics Report 2012 show that 1.91 crore children aged 6-17 are not receiving any schooling. This amounts to 46 percent of the total population of children in this...

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December 14, 2013
December 14, 2013

Sexual and reproductive health information and services for adolescents

health infoA significant segment of the population aged 15-24 year  constitutes about 19% of the total population, and a large cohort of adolescent and youth population will be entering their reproductive age in coming years. The age–sex structure of Bangladesh population pyramid constitute a wider share at its base than the top. This wider adolescent and youth segment of the population is considered as demographic dividend, and  can create opportunity for social and economic growth  through...

December 14, 2013
December 14, 2013

Stigma, discrimination and HIV/AIDS

hiv aidsI am HIV positive. Few of my close friends know about my HIV status. At first I told it to my wife. After knowing my HIV status, her behavior towards me was very discriminatory. My wife suspects me. The day my wife came to know about my HIV status, she poured patrol all over the house. She wanted to die with our two little children that day. However, my utmost efforts prevent my wife from setting fire. My wife began to use separate bedroom, bathroom, soap and almost everything of our house....

December 14, 2013
December 14, 2013

AIDS threat looms up: Aggressive surveillance needed

Aggressive surveillanceHealth officials and concerned citizenry in the country are grappling with the national implications of AIDS crisis that hovers over lands beyond the borders of Bangladesh  and have been trying to come up with means to combat the new threat that it poses to Bangladesh. Experts see clear indications that the disease that once was supposed to be confined to some specific areas is now spreading to wider residential neighbourhoods.
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December 14, 2013
December 14, 2013

Responsible behavior and HIV/AIDS

responsibleHIV/AIDS was first detected among a few homosexual men. Gradually the proportion of women infected by HIV has risen. Of the total infected persons globally, 48% are women. Among them majority are young and adolescent, many are married and have had one partner i.e. their legal husband. Married women who are faithful to their husbands and had no history of pre-marital or extra-marital relationship are not less vulnerable to HIV infection. In the recent report published by UNFPA (State...

December 14, 2013
December 14, 2013

Success story of Sabekun Nahar

Sabekun Nahar is a 28-year-old woman from who has become a role model to her community for standing up against gender-based violence (GBV). Sabekun Nahar married Jahangir Alam in 2002 according to Muslim law. Jahangir Alam demanded that her poor parents give him TK. 20,000.00 as dowry for furniture and other necessary things, which they agreed to because they wanted Sabekun Nahar to have a happy married life. Sabekun Nahar is a gentle and hard-working woman.
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November 30, 2013
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November 30, 2013