Top tips from a former Fellow

Some things I learnt along the way…

Sadly, last week marked the end of my official journey as one of the first WhyDev Fellows. I decided to try to approach it from the outset with an open mind, and in doing so, I have been able to meet some incredible people and learn some pretty valuable lessons along the way. So, as I prepare to pass the baton to the newest round of fellows (who are currently being recruited – apply, trust me, you won’t regret it!), I thought I could share a few of the things I have learnt along the way.

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Women & power: mediating community justice in rural Bangladesh

By Craig Valters

In rural Bangladesh, women have historically been excluded from participating in traditional justice processes – the shalish. Women rarely attend their own hearings, let alone act as mediators. Our new study in Rangpur, in northern Bangladesh, suggests some of this may be changing for the better. Yet this is far from a done deal – women’s participation in these public spaces remains contested and limited.

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