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Bangladesh Institute of Social Research Trust

: 2003
Head of organisation
: Dr. M. Khurshed Alam
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: Dr. M. Khurshed Alam
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About the organisation

Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR) Trust is an independent, non-profit, non-party multi-disciplinary think tank established in 2003 with an aim to conduct research on various fundamental and critical development issues of Bangladesh. The organization goes with publication of its research findings in the form of article mainly in different international journals. Till June 2021, it has published its research findings in 57 national and international peer-reviewed journals. It awards some adjunct fellowships each year. It organizes the seminar, workshop and dialogue from time to time on current development issues. So far BISR have successfully completed 90+ research studies covering climate change, disaster management, water and sanitation, biodiversity conservation, socio-economic, micro-credit, micro-enterprise, market, labour, ethnic, marginal and exclusive group, public health, and institutional development, etc. Moreover, the organization also completed120+consultancy works covering water resource management, market development, human rights and governance, resettlement, environment, climate change and disaster management, livelihood, labour and manpower, health and family planning, agriculture and fisheries, media and mass communication, rural and infrastructures development, and women in development related studies

SRHR publications/research

1. Intimate partner sexual violence against women in Sylhet, Bangladesh: some risk factors. Journal of Biosocial Science (Cambridge University Press), doi: 10.1017/S002193202000067X (2020).
2. Gender Politics and the Uneasy Relation between Masculinity and Male Rape. Nrivijnana Patrika (Journal of Anthropology), 24 (2020).
3. Social response towards trafficked women: a gendered perspective. Int. J. Gender Studies in Developing Societies, 3(4) (2020).
4. Violence against Wives in Household: A Case Study in Rural Bangladesh. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, 9(3): 44-56 (2016).
5. Domestic Violence against Women in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study on the Perception of Educated and Non-Educated Class. Review of Social Sciences, 1(6): 13-25 (2016).
6. Women Knowledge, Attitude, Approval of Family Planning and Contraceptive Use in Bangladesh. Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 4(2): 76-82 (2016).
7. Sexual harassment of domestic workers: A social anthropological study. Samaj-Nirikkhon, 124: 71-96 (January-March 2013).
8. Violence, Negligence and Suicidal Tendency among Physically Disabled Street Children. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 5: 44-59 (2011).
9. An Assessment of risk Behaviours for HIV/AIDS among Young Female Garment Workers in Bangladesh. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 21: 133-137 (2010).
10. Social capital and health care access among the older adults in Bangladesh. Working with Older People. 23 (1) (2018).

1. Champions of Change (CoC)”for Rohingya refugees and Host Community in Cox’s Bazar, funded by Plan International Bangladesh
2. Performance Evaluation of School Program: Protecting Human Rights (PHR) Project,funded by Plan International Bangladesh
3. Medicalisation of pregnancy and childbirth in Bangladesh, funded by BISR
4. Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy: Evidence from a Rural Area of Bangladesh, funded by BISR
5. Assessment of Women Vulnerability in Disaster: An Investigation into the Coastline Area, funded by NAPD, Ministry of Planning
6. Forms, Causes and Impacts of Violence Against Women in Rural Bangladesh, funded by BISR