· July, 2011

Stories about Bangladesh from July, 2011

Bangladesh: Financial Inclusion Of The Poor Via Mobile

  25 July 2011

In Bangladesh 7 out of 8 people remain out of banking service but the interesting thing is that half of those people have access to mobile phones. BRAC has a solution for financial inclusion of these people, especially the poor and the marginalized, via mobile phones.

Bangladesh: Leadership Issues?

  25 July 2011

Kazi Rubaiat Imam at The Lunatic On The Grass is troubled by a lot of recent happenings in Bangladesh and blames the lack of intent or inability of leaders and common people to respond to them.

Bangladesh: Popular Theatre For Social Change

  22 July 2011

Popular Theater is a simple and live theater initiative by BRAC which is enacted by members of many Bangladeshi villages. These grassroots productions provide specific commentary on common social issues such as healthy parenting, the environment, hygienic practices and gender-based violence, to name a few.

Lets Clean Bangladesh

  19 July 2011

The Dhaka Project (TDP) has launched a campaign called “Let's Clean Bangladesh”. On the 17th of July 2011 the TDP school team cleaned several streets in Dhaka to teach the community people to keep the society clean.

Bangladesh: Sexual Assault By A Teacher Triggers Student Uprising

  16 July 2011

The recent protests at the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNC) in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, has stirred much buzz in the Bangladeshi blogosphere. After a three-fold campaign via Blogs, Facebook and street protests authorities were forced to sack and arrest a teacher accused of sexually molesting a student.

Bangladesh: Social Business Day

  4 July 2011

An Ordinary Citizen attended Social Business Day, which was held in Dhaka on the 28th of June, 2011 and writes about his experience. The premier discussion session was chaired by Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohammad Yunus.

Bangladesh: Bloggers Arrested While Protesting Against Energy Deal

  3 July 2011

Netizens in Bangladesh are raging with anger as for the first time in the country bloggers and online activists among other protesters were arrested while striking in protest of a recent Production Sharing Contract (PSC) between the Bangladesh government and United States energy giant ConocoPhillips for deep sea gas exploration.