Nilima Jahan

Nilima Jahan is a Staff Reporter at The Daily Star, who is passionate about working on human rights, particularly women and child rights issues. When she is not writing, she spends most of her time thinking about her baby (who is currently inside her womb), ordering and eating her favourite spicy dishes, travelling, and scrolling on her phone. She can be contacted at [email protected]

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Rape survivors face cruel realities

Sabina, 33, a young professional from Rangpur, tries hard to forget about the horrific day in 2019, when she was raped by her uncle. But even after three years the memory of her ordeal is fresh and has turned her days into a harrowing quest for survival.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

How green papayas go from Tk 7 to 25

How much does a kilo of green papaya from Manikganj’s Singair upazila cost? Well, depending on whom you are buying from, the price can be anywhere from Tk 7 to Tk 25.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Women paint a grim picture of workplaces

It has been 13 years since the High Court gave directives to form sexual harassment complaint committees in the workplace and educational institutions, but there has been little to no progress so far.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

Rape victim’s character can no longer be questioned

The much talked about Evidence Act (Amendment) Bill 2022 incorporating the admissibility of digital evidence by the court was passed unanimously in parliament yesterday.

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

Pushed further into darkness

It was almost one o’clock at night. A woman in her 30s was screaming for help from inside an auto-rickshaw near Farmgate. The roads were almost empty, and the few people nearby were reluctant to check what was going on, as they feared that they might land in trouble.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

Looking after the neglected

Sixty-year-old Asiya Begum, a resident of the capital’s Korail slum, lives in a tiny makeshift  room made of tin, slightly larger than the size of a grave, with no ventilation or fan. At first glance, it might look like she has been buried alive.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Short in stature, big in heart

Shantona’s parents started worrying about her height when she was four years old, as she was not growing as tall as the other children of her age.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

National Girl Child Day: No country for our daughters

Although Sustainable Development Goals target ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against children by 2030, Bangladesh is yet to go a long way in this regard.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

C-section deliveries: Eightfold increase in 14 years

The rate of caesarian deliveries has increased almost eight-fold in Bangladesh. In 2004, the rate stood at four percent. However, a recent analysis revealed that the rate was found to be 33 percent in 2017-18.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

An obstruction to nation’s growth

Violence against children not only obstructs the growth of children but also contributes to slowing down a country’s economy and social development, said child rights experts.