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JUNE 14, 2012  | MORE NEWS

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BNPS have tracked the national budget 2012-13 to analyze the budget allocation for women and its impact on gender parity and maternal health services by the Researcher Dr. Protima Paul-Majumder, Senior

Research Fellow, BIDS. BNPS also have organised a post budget seminar on 14 June 2012 at National Press Club, Dhaka where 7 MPs, renowned economists, researcher, government officials, journalists and DPPF members were presented. Ms. Rokeya Kabir, Executive Director of BNPS chaired the seminar. Dr. Pratima Paul- Majumder presented the key note paper. Proffessor M M Akash, Economics Department, Dhaka Univesity, Dr. Makhduma Nargis Ratna, Project Director, Community Clinic project, Dr.Kaniz N Siddique, Senior Consultant, Finance Ministry and World Bank, Dr. Saima Haq Bidisha, Assitant Professor, Economics Department, Dhaka University, Ms. Shamima Akther, Chief, Planning Commission were panel discusants. Mr. Alhaj Shafiqul Islam, MP, Ullapara, Sirajganj, Ms. Chaymon Ara MP, Ms.Rasheda Begum Hira MP, Ms. Shefali Mamtaj MP, Principal Khadija Khatun Sefali  MP, Ms. Shaheen Monwara Haq MP were attended in this Seminar. Ms. Nilufar Ahmed Karim, PLAZE-2 project, Proffessor Rasheda Khanom, General Secretary, Women for Women, Mr. Gazi Habibur Rahman, Conveynor, Kajipur Public Policy Forum also shared their opinion.

These initiatives motivated and inspired MPs to raise voice in Parliament as well as in standing committees regarding budget allocation for hard to reach areas to improve situation of maternal health and girls’ dropout problem. Print and electronic media have covered the news of this event (please see Annexure). Publications of this news have created awareness among citizens, sensitized the government agencies and MPs and created some pressure of public opinion on the respective authorities.

leadership 12 June 19-May
Facilitating interaction of grassroots people and policy makers on women’s reproductive health services and girl’s education Review Meeting of research report on gender sensitivity analysis in Primary and Secondary level textbook Counseling session with the officials of Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Gender, social equality to be added as subject




School Drop-Out of Girls and Reproductive & Maternal Health Services   School Curriculam: Gender, social equality to be added as subject
Post-budget Seminar 2012-13   Expectation of Women and Reality
Advocacy for Gender Responsive National Budget: Focusing in Information, Science and IT Sector for the 2012-13 fiscal   Implement budgetary allocation for women
Gross mismatch between budget allocation, implementation in two ministries found   BNPS pre-budget seminar 2012
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Workshop on preventing childhood marriage in Barhatta


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