Pathways South Asia Hub is led by the BRAC Development Institute based at BRAC University, Bangladesh. Working with regional partners its research has covered issues in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

With its primary focus on work, Pathways South Asia offers a comparative intra-regional enquiry into countries with a common majority Muslim identity, but with very different recent histories. The research has explored every day understandings of Islam and gender equality.

Featured Research Projects


The South Asia Hub is based at:

The BRAC Development Institute of BRAC University, Bangladesh

Pathways of Women’s Empowerment
BRAC Development Institute
BRAC University
Aarong House, 19th floor
66 Mohakhali C/A
Dhaka 1212


Firdous Azim
Perween Hasan (Dhaka University)
Naomi Hossain (IDS Sussex)
Lopita Huq
Samia Huq
Naila Kabeer (LSE, London)
Mohammed Kamruzzaman
Sahida Islam Khondaker
Simeen Mahmud
Amena Mohsin (Dhaka University)
Sohela Nazneen
Samsoon Noor
Zarina Rahman Khan (Dhaka University)
Samia Afroz Rahim (Communications Officer)
Aanmona Priyadarshini
Sakiba Tasneem


Neelam Hossain (Simorgh)
Ayesha Khan (Collective for Social Science Research)
Saba Gul Khattak


Naysan Adhparvar