Bishakha Devnath | The Daily Star
  • Bishakha Devnath

  • Children not even considered

    Beggars’ Rehabilitation: Govt failure writ large

    Feroz, 13, leaves Habib from time to time in his makeshift wheelchair outside the High Court Mazar gate and disappears into the distance. The young boy was hired seven days ago to wheel around Habib -- who earns his living by begging.
  • Street kids continue to be exploited

    Rabeya boarded a launch for the first time when she was eight. As she arrived in Dhaka from Barishal, her grandmother abandoned her. Thus began Rabeya's life as a victim of sex exploitation.
  • Care services need to be recognised, valued: ILO survey

    Globally, 45 percent women are employed, far less than their male counterparts -- 71 percent. This gender gap can be reduced by
  • Linking women to empower women

    Dulali Khatun loves to introduce herself as one of the “Kallyanis” -- someone who tries to improve people's lives by offering goods, services and access to digital information.
  • Suspended in name, ‘blacklisted’ for life

    Arif Hossain* has been worried about his future since his name and photo was put on a list of “suspended” workers outside his garment factory in Ashulia in the middle of January.