Two young researchers have been selected as winners of Share-Net Bangladesh’s (SNBD) young researcher fellowship grant. The winners will receive a grant of BDT 2,00,000 each for their research.
The first grant is awarded to Taspia Mohammed Marina, a Masters student from the Department of Anthropology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Taspia will conduct research titled ‘Puberty Crisis: A Qualitative Study on Sex Education and Contraceptive Knowledge among Female Adolescents in Rural Area of Sunamganj, Bangladesh’. The objective of this is to identify the degree of contraceptive knowledge provided by family or educational institutes to female adolescents, to understand socio-cultural perspectives towards sex education among female adolescents in rural areas of Sunamganj, and to explore the role of community-based organizations (government and non-governmental) in ensuring access to sexual health and contraceptive knowledge.
The second grant is awarded to Abdullah Al Zubayer, a Masters student from the Department of Sociology, University of Barishal. Abdullah will conduct research titled ‘Access to SRHR information for the Adolescents: The perspectives from grassroot areas from Barishal District of Bangladesh’. The objective of this research is to to understand how adolescents in the grassroots in Barishal receive adequate SRHR information, and explore the relevance of the information they obtain.
The winners will present their research at the Share-Net Bangladesh knowledge fair later in 2022.
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