Nadine Shaanta Murshid | The Daily Star
  • Nadine Shaanta Murshid

    Nadine Shaanta Murshid

    Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Buffalo

  • Sexual Violence: Looking inward and thinking out loud

    Every single day, a rapist is reported. Every. Single. Day. Let that sink in.
  • Election Update News

    Election Day Hoopla

    Election Day in Bangladesh is usually a festive occasion. The weather is wonderfully crisp. We are in our Friday best. With friends and
  • Teen protest movement demanding safe roads: Their allies, adversaries, and others

    The last time I heard of a student protest movement with secondary school children was in 2011. Secondary school children had joined university students in Chile to denounce their neoliberal education system that had commodified education, expanding social and income inequality between the rich and the poor.
  • The violent men around us

    Over the last six months I've had conversations with various people about what to do with all the violent men around us. This is perhaps my current burning question, because we are having to contend with the fact that more than just a handful of men around us have committed acts of violence—if not against us, then against people we know, or people we know of. We no longer have to read the news to gauge how pervasive violence is. It is out there for all to see. Unless your eyes are closed.
  • No country for Beauty

    SOMETHING remarkable happened this week. Babul Mia of Habiganj—who had raped Beauty Akhter (16) earlier in the year—had her raped again and killed for not withdrawing the rape case pending against him, surprising no one.