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Namati’s Vivek Maru discussed how legal empowerment is being used to strengthen women’s rights at this fascinating Trust Women 2014 plenary session ‘Access to Land, The Biggest Challenge For Women’s Empowerment’. He was joined by leaders from OXFAM, the ONE Campaign, SABMiller, and the Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights.
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A Citizenship Sea Change for the Urdu-Speaking Minority in Bangladesh
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By Bremen Donovan
On a normal day, fourteen years ago, Farzana Naz was six months pregnant. Her husband left for work and never returned. Farzana was left to raise two children on her own. She was not much older than a child herself.
Today, I am sitting in her living room, which is also her kitchen and her bedroom. Farzana lives in Staff Camp, one of the 66 so-called ‘camps for stranded Pakistanis’ in Bangladesh, and home to about 200 families. It is …