VSO Bangladesh has recently carried out reasearch to look at how local governance systems can be adjusted in areas of the country where ethnic minorities form the majority of the population. Working with youth clubs and community groups in these areas, our partners report that there is a mismatch between formal and traditional governance systems… Read more »
In January we organised an open sharing event which involved four youth club members from Khagrachari presenting case studies to Members of Parliament from All… Read more »
Over the last few years VSO in Bangladesh has been working for the decentralisation of local government, to make it more effective for marginalised and poor people in rural areas.
A few weeks ago, I helped run a seminar – ‘Decentralisation of local government: the Bangladesh context’ – at the South Asia Social Forum in… Read more »
Successful advocacy often happens when the same issue can be raised at different levels of decision making. Recently, I was in Bangladesh and spent time with VSO partner the Health Rights Movement Bangladesh (HRMB). I was able to see an example of this joined up work at different levels.
At… Read more »
“We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women have the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.”
I spent last week in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world. I was working with the VSO team who have devised an exciting five year country strategy plan for 2011 to 2015. The committed team of staff, volunteers and partners are working on an ambitious programme of ‘social transformation’ in… Read more »