From Saraka Garment fire incident in 1990 to Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, thousands of workers in Bangladesh died due to lack of workplace safety, security, and lack of accountability […]
SuPWR's collection of resources document and share learning, grounded in the perspectives and analysis from members of women's struggles in South Asia.
Child marriage: In conversation with Sara Malkani
In this podcast, SuPWR researcher Mahnaz Shujrah speaks with Karachi-based lawyer Sara Malkani about the debate around child marriage in Pakistan. Strongly supporting “the best interest of the child”, as […]
Child marriage: In conversation with Rana Asif Habib
In this podcast, SuPWR researcher Mahnaz Shujrah speaks with Karachi-based lawyer Rana Asif Habib about the debate around child marriage in Pakistan. Keeping in mind “the best interest of the […]
Poster: Combatting child marriage in the Dalit community
This poster was presented at Share-Net Bangladesh’s 7th Knowledge Fair, which took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 26 September 2022. The poster presents findings from focus group discussions (FGDs) that […]
Anjali: A Dalit girl’s story of resilience
Education plays a key role in the fight against child marriage, especially when it comes to extremely marginalised communities like Dalits who face intergenerational trauma and gender-based violence. The struggles […]
How do we bring Rupa and Lata back to school?
Bangladesh went into a nationwide lockdown with one of the highest rates of child marriage worldwide, where 51% of young women get married before turning 18. While many other countries were worried about learning loss, we were worried about the increasing number of young girls becoming vulnerable to higher health risks, early pregnancies, and domestic violence as a result of child marriage.
Understanding backlash to sustain women’s rights
Women’s struggles across the world have sought to redistribute power to achieve equality between women and men. Many of these have seen some real and hard-won successes. However, backlash against feminist gains is also now a visible phenomenon around the world, and especially in South Asia.
Unpacking Bangladesh’s ‘women’s leadership paradox’ through the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2010
This article unpacks the ‘women’s leadership paradox’ through the case of the adoption and implementation of the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) (DVPP) Act 2010 of Bangladesh.
Feminist protests and politics in a world in crisis
This special double issue on feminist protests and politics in a world of crisis explores varying themes and collective mobilisations for feminist and gender justice actors.
The resistance strikes back: women’s protest strategies against backlash in India
This article will explore who these women of Shaheen Bagh were, and how and why they came together to protest a proposed change in India’s citizenship rights.