New book chapter: the SDGs & the empowerment of Bangladeshi women

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.

Preventing child marriage through football
Image by Ricci Coughlan/DFID; used under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence

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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