International Women's Day 2003

Since 1975, March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day, "Gender Equality & the Millennium Development Goals-the theme of International Women's Day this year."



Social Development / A Rural Women's Project in Bangladesh - Women in Development
Source: Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD),

Transforming Information & Communications Technologies for Gender Equality (PDF)
Gillian M. Marcelle

Abstract on "Women and the Informal Service Sector" by Dr Anwara Begum. Co-authored article with Dr Mahmudul Alam, in " Role of the Informal Service Sector in Urban Poverty Alleviation, published by ESCAP, UN, New York 1996; ST/ESCAP/1706. Six Country studies comprising of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philipines and Thailand.

Co-researcher and Editor for the study on "The Gender Imbalance of Growth of Export Oriented Manufacturing in Bangladesh", funded by The World Bank.

Bari Md. Shahidul,1 Choudhury Md. Iqbal Mahmud2
Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Sir Salimullah Medical College and Midfort Hospital, and City Hospital (Pvt.) Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Development as Empowerment
BIDS Roundtable Discussion
Jointly Organized with Naripokhkho - 5th November 2000

Women Helping Women in Bangladesh
by : Jim Mullins and Alice Boatwright

Asia's women in agriculture, environment and rural production (Sector wise development and inputs)
Abdullah, T. A. and Zeidenstein, S. A. 1982. Village Women of Bangladesh: Prospects for Change, Pergamon Press, Oxford.

Globalisation, Export-Oriented Employment for Women and Social Policy: A Case Study of India
by Jayati Ghosh

The Changing Face of Women in Bangladesh
Jennifer Morris (MIA 2) is concentrating in Economic and Political Development. She traveled to Bangladesh in March with a group of SIPA students to evaluate the micro-grant program of Trickle Up, a New York-based NGO.

Combating Trafficking of Women and Chidlren: Bangladesh Perspective & Developing Partnership for a Better Future
Ferdous Ara Begum
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women & Children Affairs
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh


Theme of the year


UN Secretary General's Message



Beijing+5 Process and Beyond





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