Shaheen Anam | The Daily Star
  • Shaheen Anam

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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