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Whispers to Voices : Gender and Social Transformation in Bangladesh

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2190
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Women in Development and Gender Study
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World Bank
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2017-04-12T16:02:15Z
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2017-04-12T16:02:15Z
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2008-03
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2017-12-14T05:22:09Z
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Bangladesh stands out as the shining new example in South Asia of a poor country achieving impressive gains in gender equality. Between 1971 and 2004, Bangladesh halved its fertility rates. In much of the country today, girls' secondary school attendance exceeds that of boys. The gender gap in infant mortality has been closed. The scholarly work that came out of the micro credit revolution is based on large and unique data sets and high quality ethnographic work and has set a high bar for evidence-based policy proposals. Beyond a doubt, Bangladesh has made great progress in achieving gender equality and enhancing the status of women. Its success in girls' education, reducing fertility and mortality and the famed microcredit revolution are some of the gains that set it apart from its neighbors and other countries of its income level. When young women and their families were asked what this meant for them and how their lives were different from their mothers', the unexpectedly common theme was "finding a voice" or "being able to speak" or "being listened to".
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/379241468201292525/Whispers-to-voices-gender-and-social-transformation-in-Bangladesh
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26334
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Bangladesh Development Series;No. 22
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
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ADULT POPULATION
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ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN
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ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY
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AGE AT MARRIAGE
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ANTENATAL CARE
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BABIES
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CARE DURING PREGNANCY
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CATALYSTS
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CHILD BIRTH
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CHILD HEALTH
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CHILD MARRIAGE
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CHILD MORTALITY
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CHILDBEARING
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CHILDHOOD DISEASES
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CITIZENS
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CONTRACEPTIVES
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DEMAND FOR CONTRACEPTION
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DEMOGRAPHERS
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DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
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DEVELOPMENT PLANS
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DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN
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DISSEMINATION
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DIVORCE
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
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DRINKING WATER
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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EDUCATED WOMEN
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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EMERGENCY OBSTETRIC CARE
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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EMPOWERING WOMEN
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ENHANCING WOMEN
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EQUAL ACCESS
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EQUAL EDUCATION
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EQUAL RIGHTS
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EXPERIENCED VIOLENCE
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FAMILY MEMBERS
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FAMILY PLANNING
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FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM
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FAMILY WELFARE
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FEMALE EDUCATION
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FEMINISTS
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FERTILITY
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FERTILITY DECLINE
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FERTILITY RATE
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FERTILITY RATES
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FIRST MARRIAGE
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FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS
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FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION
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FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS
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GENDER DIFFERENCES
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GENDER EQUALITY
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GENDER EQUITY
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GENDER GAP
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GENDER INEQUALITIES
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GENDER INEQUALITY
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GENDER ISSUES
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GENDER NORMS
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GENDER RELATIONS
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GIRL CHILDREN
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GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
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GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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HEALTH CARE SERVICES
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HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
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HUSBANDS
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IMMUNIZATION
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IMPACT OF EDUCATION
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INCLUSION OF WOMEN
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INCOME INEQUALITY
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INFANT
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INFANT MORTALITY
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INFANT MORTALITY RATES
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INHERITANCE
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INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS
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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN
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KINSHIP
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LABOR FORCE
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LABOR MARKET
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LABOR MARKETS
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LEGAL STATUS
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LEVEL OF EDUCATION
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LEVELS OF EDUCATION
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LIFE EXPECTANCY
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LIVE BIRTHS
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LIVES OF WOMEN
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LOW BIRTH WEIGHT
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LOWER FERTILITY
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MALE LABOR FORCE
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MARITAL STATUS
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MARRIED WOMEN
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MATERNAL CARE
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MATERNAL HEALTH
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MATERNAL HEALTH CARE
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MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES
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MATERNAL MORTALITY
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MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES
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MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO
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MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIOS
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MEDICAL COLLEGE
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MEDICAL FACILITY
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MIGRATION
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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL
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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
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MINISTRY OF HEALTH
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MINORITY
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NATIONAL ACTION
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NATIONAL ACTION PLAN
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NATIONAL COUNCIL
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NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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NATIONAL LEVEL
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NATIONAL LEVELS
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NATIONAL POLICY
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NATURAL DISASTER
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NEONATAL MORTALITY
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NUTRITION
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OLD AGE
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OLDER WOMEN
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OVERPOPULATION
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PACE OF DECLINE
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PARLIAMENTARY SEATS
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PARTICIPATION IN DECISION
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PARTICIPATION IN SOCIETY
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PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN
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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
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POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
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POLITICAL PARTIES
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POLITICAL PROCESS
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POLYGAMY
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POOR WOMEN
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POPULATION ACTIVITIES
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POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT
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POPULATION COUNCIL
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POPULATION RESEARCH
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY
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POWER RELATIONS
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PRIMARY SCHOOL
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PRIMARY SCHOOLING
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PROGRESS
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QUALITY OF CARE
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QUALITY OF EDUCATION
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QUALITY OF LIFE
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REPRODUCTIVE AGE
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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES
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REPRODUCTIVE TRACT
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REPRODUCTIVE TRACT INFECTION
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RESPECT
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE
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SAFETY OF WOMEN
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SANITATION
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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SECONDARY EDUCATION
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SECONDARY SCHOOL
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SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION
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SECONDARY SCHOOLING
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SECONDARY SCHOOLS
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SENSITIVE POLICIES
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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SERVICE PROVISION
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SEX RATIOS
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SKILLED CARE
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SOCIAL AFFAIRS
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SOCIAL CHANGE
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SOCIAL CHANGES
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SOCIAL COHESION
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIAL ISSUES
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SOCIAL MOBILIZATION
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SOCIAL NORMS
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SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
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SPOUSE
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SPOUSES
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STATUS OF WOMEN
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SURVIVAL ADVANTAGE
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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TABOO
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TELEVISION
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TETANUS
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TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANT
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TRANSPORTATION
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UNEDUCATED WOMEN
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UNFPA
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UNIONS
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URBAN AREAS
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URBAN WOMEN
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USE OF MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES
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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
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VOCATIONAL TRAINING
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WAR
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WOMAN
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WOMEN LEADERS
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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
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YOUNG GIRLS
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YOUNG MEN
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YOUNG PEOPLE
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YOUNG WOMEN
dc.title
Whispers to Voices
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dc.title.subtitle
Gender and Social Transformation in Bangladesh
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Report
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2010-07-01
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Economic & Sector Work
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Women in Development and Gender Study
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/379241468201292525/Whispers-to-voices-gender-and-social-transformation-in-Bangladesh
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9163686
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43045
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/379241468201292525/pdf/430450NWP0BD0gender0Box0327344B01PUBLIC1.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
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Bangladesh
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice
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Social dev/gender/inclusion :: Gender
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Gender :: Gender and Development
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Gender :: Gender and Health
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Gender :: Gender and Law
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Poverty - GP (GPVDR)

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