Social Security

Roundtable discussion

Awareness and publicity reduce early marriage

Increasing public awareness and publicity by involving people reduces early marriage at a significant rate

Plan International Bangladesh, Swedish Embassy in Dhaka and RDRS jointly organised the roundtable discussion on 'Child Marriage Violation of Child Rights, Prevention and Progress' at Prothom Alo office on Wednesday

A job at Samsung factory changes lives for 8 transgenders

Eight transgender people now work for Samsung Fair Electronics in Narsingdi. They are working as security guards at the main gates, assisting in office work, cooking in the canteen and housekeeping.

A job at Samsung factory changes lives for 8 transgenders

Interview: Shahnaz Huda

Child marriage increases in fear of poverty, insecurity

Shahnaz Huda, a professor of law at the University of Dhaka, talked to Prothom Alo about the rising trend of child marriage during coronavirus pandemic and other issues.

Child marriage increases in fear of poverty, insecurity

Social protection expense

Urban poor in Bangladesh getting less attention: World Bank report

About 11 per cent of people in urban areas are covered by social protection whereas 19 per cent of the urban population is poor, says the World Bank report

World Bank

Bangladesh, ADB ink 250m loan deal to strengthen social resilience programme

Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday signed a $250 million loan agreement to finance reforms for improving the inclusiveness and responsiveness of the country’s social development ...

Bangladesh, ADB ink 250m loan deal to strengthen social resilience programme

Bangladesh in Global Peace Index: Still a long way to go

It is undoubtedly good news that Bangladesh has gone seven steps ahead in the global peace index. However, in the global context, we are still lagging behind by far

Bangladesh in Global Peace Index: Still a long way to go

Poor people's allowances must not be hindered

Allowances for the poor under the social safety net programme have been held up for six months due to digitisation of the process. This can be no excuse and the destitute need to be paid their dues ...

Poor people's allowances must not be hindered

Social safety net

7.6m poor people fail to receive allowance in 6 months

According to the Department of Social Services, the allowances under the social safety net programme have been stuck for six months due to the digitisation process

7.6m poor people fail to receive allowance in 6 months

Social safety-nets in urban areas

Eliminate rural-urban gap

Social safety nets are needed for the urban poor too, not just the rural poor

Eliminate rural-urban gap
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