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September 18, 2021

Vaccine justice: Some disquieting facts from the field

By Nahida Akter, Research Associate Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University More than half of the respondents interviewed from marginalised households reported that not one eligible member in their household has been vaccinated. While images of uncontrollable crowds at the vaccine centres during the recent mass inoculation seem to indicate that Bangladesh has addressed […]

September 17, 2021

How structural violence is the sustaining factor for capitals in Bangladeshi industries

By Mrinmoy Samadder, Senior Researcher (Operations) & Hossain Mohammed Omar Khayum, Research Associate The trained and high end workers end up in good circumstances, but problems lie with the lower end ones After independence in the 1970s, international economists believed that the direct role of state was necessary for Bangladesh to initiate and advance its […]

August 26, 2021

Solidarity Through Narratives: The Rohingya voice must be heard

By Ahmed Shafquat Hassan Research Assistant, Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University Throughout the course of human history, we have often forgotten to take notice of some of the worst atrocities inflicted upon our kin. The story of the Rohingya falls squarely into this narrative as well. As a group, they are among the […]

August 26, 2021

The democratic struggle in Myanmar must recognise the rights of the Rohingya

By Dr Thomas Arcaro, Professor of Sociology at Elon University, USA & Azizul Hoque, Research Associate, Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University, Bangladesh. Yesterday, Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar and those in different parts of the world observed Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day for the fourth year. In late August 2017, Myanmar’s military forces, together […]

August 26, 2021

After four years of Rohingya’s arrival in Bangladesh: A personal reflection

By Manzoor Hasan Executive Director, CPJ, Brac University The crisis was created by Myanmar’s leaders and only they can resolve it! Four years ago, I was there when the persecuted Rohingya men, women and children started to enter Bangladesh. My presence in Cox’s Bazar was serendipitous but for the Rohingya the displacement was by design […]

August 25, 2021

Talking with Rohingya and Bangladeshi learners about taming the Hydra

By Dr. Thomas Arcaro Professor of Sociology at Elon University “The educator has the duty of not being neutral.” -Paulo Freire Taming the Hydra My experience teaching sociology to Rohingya and Bangladeshi has been deeply rewarding. Introducing the ideas of culturally embedded privileging forces, ascribed statuses, toxic othering, and the image of the Hydra as […]

August 8, 2021

Effective Campaign for Effective Vaccination in Rohingya Camps

By Rashadul Hasan, Project Manager and Shakawat Hossain, Filed Coordinator Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University Even though the fatal clutch of Covid-19 pandemic crushed out many structured systems, what this planet may have learned from it is the obvious need for togetherness rather than battling alone against the global disaster. At least the […]

August 6, 2021

Elon Professor & CPJ Staff Lead Sociology Course for Bangladeshi, Rohingya Refugees In Cox’s Bazar

By Michael Abernethy Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro and Trevor Molin ’23 worked with faculty at Brac University in Bangladesh to deliver an online introductory sociology course to area students and Rohingya refugees

August 2, 2021

বাংলাদেশের মানসিক স্বাস্থ্য ব্যবস্থাপনার শারীরিক স্বাস্থ্যের পর্যালোচনা এবং টেলিসেবার সম্ভাবনা

হোসাইন মোহাম্মদ ওমর খৈয়াম, মৃন্ময় সমদ্দার, তূর্য নিকোলাস মন্ডল লেখকরা ব্র্যাক বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে কর্মরত এবং বাংলাদেশের মানসিক স্বাস্থ্য ও মানসিক স্বাস্থ্যসেবার অগ্রগতি বিষয়ে গবেষণারত বিশ্বব্যাপী প্রতি বছর খুন ও যুদ্ধে নিহতের মোট সংখ্যাকে ছাড়িয়ে যায় আত্মহত্যাসহ অন্যান্য মানসিক ব্যাধির ফলে ঘটা মৃত্যুর সংখ্যা। বাংলাদেশে মানসিক স্বাস্থ্য নিয়ে দেশব্যাপী পরিচালিত একটি সমীক্ষায় দেখা গেছে প্রাপ্তবয়স্ক জনসংখ্যার ১৬ দশমিক ১ শতাংশ কোনো […]

August 2, 2021

How to bring a paradigm shift in Bangladesh’s light engineering sector

By Hossain Mohammed Omar Khayum Research Associate, CPJ Bangladesh has recognised the light engineering (LE) as a key critical for achieving its development targets, but the country is yet to explore most of its potential. We are way behind the rest of the world in excelling in the LE sector. However, the country’s cross-industry small […]

August 2, 2021

Pandemic-hit groups need access to alternative livelihood options

By Mohammad Shahidul Islam Research Fellow, CPJ The Covid-19 pandemic has become a protracted crisis and will be with us for an indefinite period of time. It has already caused unquantifiable loss and suffering. Citizens’ confidence and strength have been shaken to the core, and many societal fault lines and fragilities have been exposed. Nevertheless, […]

August 2, 2021

Understanding power and social forces: Adance hydra theory

By, Dr Thomas Arcaro, Professor of Elon University Azizul Hoque, Research Associate, CPJ, Brac University Thank you to my learners for asking amazingly insightful questions I am covering the chapter on social stratification with my Rohingya and Bangladeshi learners just now, and I want to thank them as a group and especially our translator/teaching assistant Azizul […]