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@example.com.
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.
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.