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    Rising to the SDGs: How can Nepal make meaningful progress by 2030?

Rising to the SDGs: How can Nepal make meaningful progress by 2030?

Nepal has committed to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals but this will be no easy task. Ashutosh M Dixit outlines how collaborative approaches which acknowledge the interlinkages between the SDGs and good monitoring and evaluation will be essential to achieving meaningful outcomes within the next decade and a half.

The UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, with its Sustainable Development Goals […]

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    Book Review: Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait by Attiya Ahmad

Book Review: Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait by Attiya Ahmad

In Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait, Attiya Ahmad explores experiences of conversion to Islam amongst South Asian women who have migrated to Kuwait as domestic workers. Emphasising these conversions as everyday processes rather than inherently dramatic turning points, Attaya’s book offers a holistic and intimate portrait grounded in her interlocutors’ narration of their own experiences, writes Dannah Dennis.  
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Celebrate the triple talaq ruling but do so with caution

This week the Supreme Court banned triple talaq as a means of divorce among Muslims in India. Nida Kirmani welcomes the ruling as progress towards the protection of Muslim women’s rights within marriage, but writes that we must be mindful of how the debate has been framed. At a time when Muslims are facing increasing discrimination, there are those […]

August 25th, 2017|Featured, Gender, Law|1 Comment|
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    How does distance influence the decision to migrate? Evidence from Pakistan

How does distance influence the decision to migrate? Evidence from Pakistan

Choosing to migrate is not always easy, particularly when it involves leaving family members behind. In this article, Ghamz E Ali Siyal draws on PRISE research to discuss how distance influences people’s choices in semi-arid regions in Pakistan, and explores how this varies according to gender and marital status.

Migration decisions are often influenced not just by economic and social […]

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    Marriage, love, caste and kinship support: Lived experiences of the urban poor in India

Marriage, love, caste and kinship support: Lived experiences of the urban poor in India

Following the publication of a new revised edition of her book Marriage, Love, Caste and Kinship Support Shalini Grover discusses her study of conjugal relationships and love among New Delhi’s urban poor. She highlights how the research challenges common stereotypes relating to marriage and local arbitration, and how the new edition engages with debates around how India’s modernising impulses […]

August 21st, 2017|Featured, Gender, Law, LSE|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Populism and Power: Farmers’ Movement in Western India, 1980-2014 by D. N. Dhanagare

Book Review: Populism and Power: Farmers’ Movement in Western India, 1980-2014 by D. N. Dhanagare

In Populism and Power: Farmers’ Movement in Western India, D. N. Dhanagare comprehensively traces the farmers’ movement in Maharashtra over three decades. Khurshed Alam finds the book addresses a wide range of fundamental issues relating to populism and peasant mobilization in India, and writes that it is an excellent resource for students and researchers interested in sociology, gender and […]

August 4th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, Gender, Politics|Comments Off on Book Review: Populism and Power: Farmers’ Movement in Western India, 1980-2014 by D. N. Dhanagare|

Book Review: Prison Narratives by Akhtar Baloch

Prison Narratives is a translation of a diary by Akhtar Baloch, an 18-year-old female Sindhi activist. Asad Abbasi finds the core of the book, which documents the period in 1970 when Baloch was imprisoned for leading a protest, to be insightful, imaginative and full of interesting characters, yet finds the contextualising additions to be deeply partisan. Nevertheless, he writes […]

July 28th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, Gender, History, LSE, Society and Culture|Comments Off on Book Review: Prison Narratives by Akhtar Baloch|
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    “Campaigns to change the law have made it part of state policy to favour women’s rights and combat violence against women” – Hina Jilani

“Campaigns to change the law have made it part of state policy to favour women’s rights and combat violence against women” – Hina Jilani

At the LSE Pakistan Summit 2017 veteran lawyer and human rights activist Hina Jilani spoke on the Constitution panel. Here she speaks to Sonali Campion about the achievements of the women’s rights movement, the weaknesses of the law in protecting women and minorities, and the need for a regional approach to human rights in South Asia. 
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    Addressing the migrant skills gap in Bangladesh through mobile and e-learning solutions

Addressing the migrant skills gap in Bangladesh through mobile and e-learning solutions

Temporary labour migration from Bangladesh to the Middle East is commonplace, but workers are often at risk of being exploited because they don’t speak the local language or lack basic skills. The Government of Bangladesh offers training but in the past the time and cost commitments involved have been prohibitive for many aspiring migrants. Here Ayesha Khanom and Shakhwatul […]

July 4th, 2017|Development, Education, Featured, Gender, Security and Foreign Policy, Technology|Comments Off on Addressing the migrant skills gap in Bangladesh through mobile and e-learning solutions|
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    The demographic impact of extended paid maternity leave in Bangladesh

The demographic impact of extended paid maternity leave in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a regional leader on paid maternity leave, offering 24 weeks. Salma Ahmed discusses a recent study into the demographic impact of the extended coverage, which finds a plausible connection between the policy, reduced infant mortality and increased female labour force participation.

With the passage of the Labour Act of 2006, Bangladesh outperforms India and other South Asian countries in […]

June 6th, 2017|Featured, Gender|Comments Off on The demographic impact of extended paid maternity leave in Bangladesh|

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