Ramisa Rob

July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019

Online sexual extortion: Why can’t we protect the most vulnerable?

We might commonly perceive cyber-security as a high-profile issue concerning governments and large corporations.

July 22, 2019
July 22, 2019

A deep dive into America’s latest nosedive

Four years ago, when I stepped onto American soil for college, I quickly learned, somewhere in small talk, the rhetorical question “Where are you originally from?” and the phrase “Go back to your...

July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019

It’s on us to end rape culture

The truth is, we, as a society, have failed: we haven’t found a solution to the pervasive rape culture in Bangladesh—over 630 women have been raped in the last 6 months (Ain O Salish Kendra)...

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

Overpopulation narrative is misguided

For Bangladesh—one of the most densely populated nations in the world (1,252 people per square kilometre according to online publication Our World in Data, led by economist Max Roser)...

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

The Dark Web: A nightmare possibility

The Internet may, at first, seem like a safe haven as it makes it easier for all of us to share the most personal information.

June 29, 2019
June 29, 2019

Inside the US immigration crisis: For children, borders are brutal

Lately, it’s been nerve-shattering to follow American news outlets where the phrase—“detained child migrants”—is starting to mirror vicious buzzwords. Scareheads like “hundreds of migrant children...

June 28, 2019
June 28, 2019

The dark dowry

Aklima is the eldest daughter of a family in Mymensingh. Her father works as a vegetable vendor; her mother occasionally helps out, but during Aklima’s childhood, she mostly stayed at home,...

June 21, 2019
June 21, 2019

Global Peace Index: Can numbers define world peace?

Percep-tions of peacefulness can vary from person to person, nation to nation, depending on various factors such as the interplay of religious convictions, ethics, with real-life experiences. So...

June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019

World Day Against Child Labour: Confronting our complicity

Children born to affluent backgrounds grow up with the warning to never touch sharp objects, especially to never go near a boti, and oftentimes in the same household, another child from a less...

May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019

Online Sexual Harassment: Exposing dark secrets in the digital corners of Bangladesh

A 21-year-old woman grew up with an ambition of pursuing a career in law, but today, her future seems bleak. It all started two years ago, when she entered into a relationship with a 28-year...