Taslima Yasmin

'What about us?'

While discussing the legal recognition of gender identity, many participants highlighted that the state authorities and general people lack sufficient understanding of the various clusters of the transgender population.

1y ago

Changes in Labour Rules will actually reduce maternity benefits

Laws and policy frameworks must be sensitive towards the rights of maternity protection

1y ago

A rape victim’s journey to justice should be easier

The fact that a rape victim’s journey towards justice is a grueling one is not unknown to us.

2y ago

Penalising victims of child marriage isn’t the right way to go

Two 15-year-old minors were recently sentenced to one month’s imprisonment by a mobile court in Netrokona for getting married before they were legally old enough to do so.

2y ago

Backlogged factory inspections: Now is the time to act

We have witnessed yet another factory fire catastrophe but this time it involves a factory which does not cater to international garment retailers—hence, loss of lives of the workers burnt inside the Hashem food factory would perhaps be forgotten even sooner.

2y ago

On removing character evidence from the law

It is indeed a relief to know that section 155(4) of the Evidence Act that allows character evidence in rape cases will perhaps finally be removed.

3y ago

Whistleblowing and Secrecy Law: Where is the Balance?

The legal protection for secrecy of “nationally important” information and its conflict with the free press constitute a dichotomy that has long been debated around the globe. Although governments are usually granted legal protection to keep certain documents and information undisclosed, guarantees of right to information and press freedom are considered essential to ensure government accountability.

3y ago

Creating a safer Bangladesh for women

Despite enacting several laws in the past decades to protect women and girls from violence, creating a safer space for women and girls is still a distant reality for Bangladesh.

3y ago
March 6, 2023
March 6, 2023

'What about us?'

While discussing the legal recognition of gender identity, many participants highlighted that the state authorities and general people lack sufficient understanding of the various clusters of the transgender population.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

Changes in Labour Rules will actually reduce maternity benefits

Laws and policy frameworks must be sensitive towards the rights of maternity protection

November 29, 2021
November 29, 2021

A rape victim’s journey to justice should be easier

The fact that a rape victim’s journey towards justice is a grueling one is not unknown to us.

August 16, 2021
August 16, 2021

Penalising victims of child marriage isn’t the right way to go

Two 15-year-old minors were recently sentenced to one month’s imprisonment by a mobile court in Netrokona for getting married before they were legally old enough to do so.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Backlogged factory inspections: Now is the time to act

We have witnessed yet another factory fire catastrophe but this time it involves a factory which does not cater to international garment retailers—hence, loss of lives of the workers burnt inside the Hashem food factory would perhaps be forgotten even sooner.

July 3, 2021
July 3, 2021

On removing character evidence from the law

It is indeed a relief to know that section 155(4) of the Evidence Act that allows character evidence in rape cases will perhaps finally be removed.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Whistleblowing and Secrecy Law: Where is the Balance?

The legal protection for secrecy of “nationally important” information and its conflict with the free press constitute a dichotomy that has long been debated around the globe. Although governments are usually granted legal protection to keep certain documents and information undisclosed, guarantees of right to information and press freedom are considered essential to ensure government accountability.

February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

Creating a safer Bangladesh for women

Despite enacting several laws in the past decades to protect women and girls from violence, creating a safer space for women and girls is still a distant reality for Bangladesh.

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

Can a woman register a Muslim marriage?

A recent decision of the High Court Division (HCD) declaring that women cannot act as nikah/marriage registrars in Muslim marriages was subjected to considerable scrutiny.

November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020

Rape of a child bride: Laws locked in a time warp

In the year 1890 during the British colonial regime Hari Mohan Maiti, an adult man aged 35, was charged in the Calcutta High Court with causing the death of his bride Phulmonee who was just about 11-years-old.

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