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 nilima.jahan@thedailystar.net.

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

Time for action is now

On July 11, three under-five children drowned in two unions of Netrakona’s Kalmakanda upazila. The incident, however, was not highlighted in the media, as child drowning still remains one of the neglected and underreported issues in Bangladesh.

September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021

Vaccination Drive: Are transgender people left out?

Getting tested and vaccinated for Covid-19 was no less than a trauma for Tanisha Yasmin Chaity, a young transwoman and a development worker based in Cox’s Bazar.

September 3, 2021
September 3, 2021

Health disparities of transgender youth: Still left in the lurch

30-year-old Mugdha* a transgender woman of Rajshahi, still depends on traditional healers or dispensaries when she feels unwell, considering the disparities she faces at hospitals.

August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021

Notarising child marriage!

Fatema Begum of Kalyanpur slum, locally known as the “Kalyanpur Pora Bosti”, got married to Md Mohsin in March, this year.

August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021

Country’s lone human tissue bank serving in silence

When Shreyon Paul suffered a second-degree burn to his back, doctors at a local hospital were not sure if the nine-year-old would ever fully recover.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine: A costly dilemma over pregnant women?

The government is yet to decide whether to vaccinate pregnant women despite a WHO recommendation to that end and an alarming rise in the number of pregnant Covid-19 patients.

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Never called back to work

A few weeks ago, the photo of 65-year-old Asiya Begum -- a house-help who was walking for two hours, wading through ankle-deep water, to reach her home at Hemayetpur from her employer’s house at the capital’s Lalmatia -- went viral on social media. 

July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021

World Drowning Prevention Day: Drowning remains dominant reason of child deaths

Contrary to popular belief, the most dominant cause children’s deaths in Bangladesh is not malnutrition or diarrhoea.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

‘Bhalo’ bridges gap for small cattle farmers

Two years ago, Obaidul Huq quit his teaching job at a private school in Dhaka out of frustration and decided to go back to his village home in Kurigram’s Buribari union.

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

World Population Day: Sylhet wakes up to family planning

At 26, Bina Roy, a tea garden worker at Khejuri Tea Garden of Sreemangal upazila in Moulvibazar, is already a mother of four after getting married at 16.