13 March 2014

Stories from 13 March 2014

Barefoot Lawyers Empowering Rural Bangladeshi Women

  13 March 2014

In Bangladesh, around 6,000 “barefoot lawyers” have been trained by the country's biggest NGO under its human rights and legal services (HRLS) program, reports Scott Macmillan at BRAC blog. These women act as one-woman mobile legal services clinics for the poor, especially women in rural areas where the traditional justice...

The Underground Football Scene In Bangladesh

  13 March 2014

Football was once popular in Bangladesh and then cricket took over in the late nineteen nineties. However the appeal has not died. Padya Paramita digs into the Bangladeshi underground football scene: At the moment, the underground scene is very competitive, (as well as popular) and attracts large crowds with each...

El Salvador's Election Tribunal Announces Winner in Presidential Race

  13 March 2014

El Salvador's election tribunal announced that Salvador Sánchez Cerén of the left-wing FMLN (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front) beat conservative candidate Norman Quijano from the ARENA (Nationalist Republican Alliance) party on Sunday's run-off election. Sánchez Cerén won with 50.11% of the vote. Linda from Linda's El Salvador Blog served as an...

Less “Experts”, More Thinkers Needed in Jamaica

  13 March 2014

Annie Paul publishes on her blog a tribute to the late Stuart Hall by “three of the younger members of the Faculty of Social Sciences” at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, saying: We ought to use the moment of his passing and the local apathy to it...

5 Important Points on Colombia's Parliamentary Elections

  13 March 2014

Bloggings by boz lists 5 points on Colombia's parliamentary elections, which took place on March 9, 2014. 1) Though his coalition lost seats, President Santos keeps a divided and fragile majority coalition in Congress. […] 2) Colombia's party system is divided and weak. No party received over 20% of the...

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