Shaheen Anam

February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021

My experience of taking the Covid-19 vaccine

After waiting for 12 months for that miracle, it finally happened. On December 8, 2020, a grandmother in the UK was given the first Covid-19 vaccine shot. After wreaking havoc in the world not experienced since the second World War, there was a ray of hope that life would finally go back to normal.

December 6, 2020
December 6, 2020

Safe at home or scared at home?

If one is asked, where do you feel most safe and secure? The answer will invariably be “my home”.

May 9, 2020
May 9, 2020

Overcoming rising inequality exposed by COVID-19

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in the lives of millions with devastating economic and social impacts. Although no country or people have been spared from its rampage, it is being experienced differently in terms of gender, class and socioeconomic situations.

April 12, 2020
April 12, 2020

Demise of an iconic scholar and activist

On March 22, Professor Emiritus Sultana Sarwatara Zaman and Sultana Apa to those who knew intimately passed away, leaving behind a host of friends, relatives and admirers to mourn her death.

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020

What about workers in the informal sector?

The present pandemic COVID-19 has created havoc in the world throwing millions out of jobs and means of livelihoods.

October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019

A law to end the culture of secrecy

The Right to Information Act 2009 was passed in the first session of parliament on March 29, 2009. It was a ground-breaking decision on the part of the government and paved the way for all

October 15, 2019
October 15, 2019

The real heroes behind rural development

She is the first to wake up, and after finishing all her daily chores, with little time for rest or recreation, she is the last to go to bed and yet her husband will say: “my wife does not work.” Who is she? She is the Rural Woman of Bangladesh. In spite of all the gains women have made, rural women lag behind in every indicator of human development.

January 27, 2019
January 27, 2019

Women's unpaid work: Time to take concrete action

In 1995, during the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, the UNDP Human Development report stated that women's unaccounted work would amount to USD 3 trillion annually if monetised.

December 16, 2018
December 16, 2018

The war we fought from home

Forty-eight years is a long time to remember any episode of one's life; yet the memories of that morning of August 30, 1971 remain so vivid, etched forever in my heart and mind.

March 8, 2018
March 8, 2018

Time is now!

International Women's Day first emerged from women's labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and