Policy Research For Development Alternative

Goats, Women and International Women’s Day

On the international women’s day, I would like to talk about goats and climate change and will argue why these issues are fundamental for women’s movement as an international concern. This is very important to bring our senses back and ground them on real and concrete life experiences of woman in order to prepare us to grasp a wider, meaningful and practical notion of ‘woman’. Urban elite middle class women cannot claim that their understanding of ‘women’ and accordingly shaping of the international woman’s day, as it is projected now a days, is indeed not about their own class, but about woman in (Read More)

Women Learning from Egypt

Inspired by Nawal in Egypt

This year (2011), on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, perhaps the most interesting thing to discuss is the uprising in the Arab world particularly in Egypt and Tunisia. It was really inspiring to see the young generation active in the movement and not giving up till they have achieved their goal. In Cairo, there were hundreds of thousands of men and women in Tahrir Square. Some of my feminist friends, living in other countries, raised issue of the visibility of women in Tahrir square compared to (Read More)

Women in Black

W O M E N I N B L A C K On International Women's Day 2010

Over 300 women from 36 districts including the capital city Dhaka and from different organizations joined together on Mirpur Road, opposite to Narigrantha Prabartana (NGP) for the event of Women in Black. In black clothes, a symbol of protest, women reminded of the continued injustice, discrimination and violence that are going on not only to women but to all people in different countries and different situations. It was organised by Narigrantha Prabartana, Odhikar and Odhikar.

This event ook place on the occasion of the International Women's Day 2010. Women stood wi (Read More)

Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Struggles

100 years of International Women's Day. Defend life, livelihood, dignity and community. 6 – 8 March, 2010, Jointly organised by Narigrantha Prabartana, UBINIG and Odhikar

We are happy to announce three day programme from 6th March to 8th March for the celebration of women's struggles and women’s movement in the country. We are proud of our strong base of the movement. However, we are yet to achieve our goal of women’s emancipation from patriarchal, economic, social and political oppressions. Therefore, the struggle continue (Read More)

Celebrating Women's Struggle

Celebrating Women's Struggles (on the occasion of 100 years of International Women's Day)


The International Women's Day on 8th March, 2010 is going to be very significant for the women's movement around the world, and particularly for the women in Bangladesh as it is the completion of 100 years of declaration of the International Women's Day. This Day has become very familiar to the Women's Movement as "Antorjatik Nari Dibosh" and is celebrate (Read More)

International Women's Day

Roundtable Discussion on International Women's Day, Venue: National Press Club, VIP Lounge. Date: 6th March, 2010 Time: 10 am – 1:30 pm. Organized by: Narigrantha Prabartana, UBINIG and Odhikar. Professor Latifa Akhand is presiding over second session of the roundtable discussion

The preparations for the Roundtable discussion started in early January, 2010, in the Monday regular meetings of women in Narigrantha Prabartana. Specific issues were selected for discussions and discussed in an informal manner to clarify the understandings of the women's issues. The theme for the Roundtable Discussion was "Struggles and Challenges fa (Read More)