Laila Khondkar

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...

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...

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...

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.

May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021

Inspiring Bangladeshi girls towards STEM, one role model at a time

Dr Firdausi Qadri of Icddr,b, Dr Salma Sultana of Model Livestock Advance-ment Foundation and Prof Samia Subrina of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)—three Bangladeshi...

April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021

Ending corporal punishment of children: Time for action is now!

"Is it OK to hit a child at least once in their lifetime?”—asked a Bangladeshi parent in a post on social media.

April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021

Covid-19 response by women leaders: Will this change the quality of leadership?

Frontline healthcare workers, community mobilisers, caregivers, mothers working from home while supporting children with online classes—women of Bangladesh and all other parts of the world have...