As a contribution to a new open access book about the SDGs,
The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda, a new chapter on women’s empowerment in Bangladesh available here.
Image by Ricci Coughlan/DFID; used under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/30526246053 Preventing child marriage through football, 2016 The UK aid supported Banchte Shekha programme has helped to set up a girls football team in Narail district, helping girls from impoverished backgrounds to avoid child marriage. The main criteria to be a member of the Joti Nari (meaning shining woman) Football Team is that girls need to be in school, thus preventing them from being married early.
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I research and write about development, often about Bangladesh
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