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    “All we want to do is fit in. To be accepted. To be part of the group”: Discussing LGBTQ rights in Bangladesh

“All we want to do is fit in. To be accepted. To be part of the group”: Discussing LGBTQ rights in Bangladesh

Following the LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit, a representative from a queer collective in Bangladesh spoke to Rebecca Bowers on the current status of LGBTQ rights in the country.

RB: Can you share with us the journey that led you to becoming a gay rights activist?

I grew up in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh but since my graduation I have […]

July 24th, 2018|Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Interviews|Comments Off on “All we want to do is fit in. To be accepted. To be part of the group”: Discussing LGBTQ rights in Bangladesh|
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    “The mixture of Islam as a state religion adjoining secularism is not healthy.” – Sara Hossain 

“The mixture of Islam as a state religion adjoining secularism is not healthy.” – Sara Hossain 

On the sidelines of the LSE-Berkeley Bangladesh Summit held at LSE in June 2018, Mahima A. Jain interviewed to Bangladeshi lawyer Sara Hossain, who was a panellist discussing “Civil Society and the State”.

In this interview, Sara Hossain discusses the problems that Bangladesh faces in an attempt to balance secularism with Islam highlighting the validity and space that the government gives to views of extremist groups. “What […]

July 6th, 2018|Cities and Urban Studies, Corruption, Development, Featured, Gender, Interviews, Law, Politics, Religion, Sustainable Development Goals|Comments Off on “The mixture of Islam as a state religion adjoining secularism is not healthy.” – Sara Hossain |
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    Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson on “Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” (Part 2)

Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson on “Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this feature essay, Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson introduce their new book, Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet, which focuses on two industrial disputes in the UK: the famous Grunwick strike (1976-78) and the Gate Gourmet dispute of 2005. The book gives a voice to the women involved in the strikes and explores […]

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    Introducing “Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” (Part 1)

Introducing “Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” (Part 1)

In Part 1 of this feature essay, Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson introduce their new book, Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet, which focuses on two industrial disputes in the UK: the famous Grunwick strike (1976-78) and the Gate Gourmet dispute of 2005. The book gives a voice to the women involved in the strikes and explores […]

June 14th, 2018|Book Reviews, Featured, Gender, Politics|Comments Off on Introducing “Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” (Part 1)|
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    Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

As we look back on the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh summit, we select our top articles relating to the summit panels on minority and gender rights, civil society and the ‘idea of Bangladesh’, including two from LSE speakers, Professors Naila Kabeer and David Lewis. Covering a plethora of issues ranging from technology to the Rohingya refugee crisis, we hope you enjoy these articles […]

June 4th, 2018|Corruption, Environment, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Interviews, LSE, Society and Culture, Technology|Comments Off on Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special|
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    Crossing the bridge: India’s graduates pass the education system, yet fail in job-readiness

Crossing the bridge: India’s graduates pass the education system, yet fail in job-readiness

In India, 35 million high school students vie for 25,000 seats in 51 national institutions. Saloni Khandelwal writes about the “outcome focussed learning” ecosystem in India where students are prepared by private tutors to crack competitive examinations.
India is a country where 35 million of 141 million young people between the ages 18 and 23 are enrolled in higher education according […]

June 1st, 2018|Education, Featured, Gender, Sustainable Development Goals|Comments Off on Crossing the bridge: India’s graduates pass the education system, yet fail in job-readiness|
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    Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

The South Asia Centre (LSE) and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies (UC Berkeley) will be co-hosting the first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE on June 5, 2018. The Summit celebrates the resilience of a nation  confronted with an array of challenges.

In recent months, Bangladesh has frequently made headlines for its substantial […]

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    More than ‘link’ persons: women recruits and insurgency in Assam

More than ‘link’ persons: women recruits and insurgency in Assam

Given the lack of educational and economic prospects, joining the rebel group is not just an economic but also a moral and ideological incentive for many women in Bodo Territorial Area Districts of Assam. Anwesha Dutta examines the stories of women recruits, the impact of AFSPA and the results of sexual violence in the region. 
The Bodo Territorial Area Districts […]

May 17th, 2018|Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Politics|Comments Off on More than ‘link’ persons: women recruits and insurgency in Assam|
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    Exploring the many barriers to a girl’s education in Sindh, Pakistan

Exploring the many barriers to a girl’s education in Sindh, Pakistan

 Pakistan ranks 138 (out of 144) in education, and has a female literacy rate of just 43 per cent. As investment in education increases, there is a need to understand the ground realities that deter children’s participation in the education system. Sultana Ali and Abdur Rehman Cheema explore some factors that are road blocks to improving female literacy. 
During our field investigations, we often […]

May 16th, 2018|Development, Economy, Education, Featured, Gender, Sustainable Development Goals|Comments Off on Exploring the many barriers to a girl’s education in Sindh, Pakistan|
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    From our archives: top articles on democracy, elections and governance in Nepal

From our archives: top articles on democracy, elections and governance in Nepal

2017 was a crucial year for Nepal. After the historic elections,  35,038 representatives were elected at the local level, 550 at provincial level and 335 at federal level. Remarkably, a third of these representatives were women. We have been tracking the changes in Nepal for two years now. Here is a round-up of South Asia @ LSE articles on Nepal’s electoral […]

May 12th, 2018|Featured, Gender, History, Politics|Comments Off on From our archives: top articles on democracy, elections and governance in Nepal|

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