Menstrual Regulation and Post Abortion Care in Bangladesh

Under the Bangladesh Penal Code of 1860, abortion is permissible only to save the life of a woman. In all other circumstances, abortion—self-induced or otherwise—is a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment, … Read More »

Intimate Partner Violence and Unwanted Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Induced Abortion and Stillbirth among a National Sample of Bangladeshi Women

Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a pervasive global public health concern, with 15–71% of women experiencing such abuse worldwide.1 Among the numerous negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes associated with … Read More »

Cervical Cancer in Bangladesh: Community Perceptions of Cervical Cancer and Cervical Cancer Screening

We investigated the awareness of, and the attitude towards screening for, cervical cancer in Bangladesh. We performed a qualitative study using focus group discussions (FGD). The framework approach to qualitative analysis … Read More »

Time to Act! Accelerating Effort to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Asia

Child, early and forced marriage scourges the lives of millions of girls globally and across Asia, gravely affecting and undermining their integral wellbeing and health, while exposing them to severe violence … Read More »

Suchana: Securing Access to Government Social Protection

Ending the cycle of undernutrition in Bangladesh is a multisectoral nutrition program that aims to achieve a significant reduction in stunting among children under two years of age in Sylhet and … Read More »

SDG Progress: Fragility, Crisis, and Leaving No One Behind

We are now 1,000 days into the SDGs. Unless significant progress is made in reaching the poorest and most marginalised people, including those who live in fragile settings and are affected … Read More »

Addressing the Loopholes of Female Education: A Study on the SSC and HSC Level Students of Rural Bangladesh

Holistic development of a country requires diligent participation from every section of people regardless of race,class or gender. In this respect, female education is considered as a dynamic ladder for human … Read More »

UNFPA State of the World Population 2019

It was 1969. World population reached 3.6 billion,up about 1 billion from only 17 years earlier. Fertility rates worldwide then were about double what they are today. In the least developed … Read More »

Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020

Families around the world look, feel, and live differently today. Families can be “make or break” for women and girls when it comes to achieving their rights. They can be places … Read More »

SDG Gender Index 2019

Equal Measures believes that real changes in gender equality laws, policies and budget allocations will follow if- • we provide increased access to data, analysis, and tools on the progress towards … Read More »