Laila Khondkar

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

Coordinated efforts needed to combat thalassemia

Ruma (not her real name) is working as a nutritionist and counsellor in an organisation that offers treatment and support to thalassemia patients.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

We must do better to protect children with disabilities

In the first eight months of 2021, at least 79 girls with disabilities have been subjected to rape in the country, according to a recent report by the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum Bangladesh.

October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021

Time to make mental well-being a priority

Fairooz Faizah Beether, a fourth-year student of Khulna University, recently received the 2021 Goalkeepers Global Goals Changemaker Award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

Schools have reopened, but can we stem the tide of child marriage?

News of child marriage is unfortunately quite common in Bangladesh. But the report about 50 young girls from the same school being married off during the pandemic is something that hits you especially hard.

August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021

Gender stereotypes continue to silence male victims of sexual abuse

Salim (not his real name) is 42 years old and works in a private company in Dhaka. Recently, he needed to go to an office to have a meeting, and felt intense anxiety. This happens to him whenever he has to meet any man alone.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Think before posting about your children online

Social media is flooded with children’s photos, quotes and videos that are being posted by their parents.

July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021

Involve men in caregiving to achieve gender equality

During the Covid-19 lockdowns, men have been performing more care work than any other time in recent history.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Shishurai Shob: Let’s create a child-sensitive society

Shishurai Shobis a voluntary initiative, which aims to contribute to creating a child sensitive society by developing awareness and capacity of all concerned adults across all socio-economic groups.

July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021

Protecting children’s mental health during Covid-19

Recently, many parents in Bangladesh are expressing concerns about the behavioural changes of their children and feeling worried about the impacts of Covid-19 related restrictions on their health and wellbeing.

June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021

Protecting children online and in the real world

Accor-ding to a report published in March 2021 by Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), 30 percent of children have experienced various forms of online harassment during the Covid-19 pandemic.