Zobaida Nasreen

February 2, 2020
February 2, 2020

No confidence vote for the EC

Since the 2015 mayor elections, we have seen a steady decline in voter turnout in elections in Bangladesh.

December 17, 2019
December 17, 2019

How could we forget our women martyrs?

When I ask students and young people if they can name some women martyrs of our Liberation War, I see blank looks or faces filled with confusion.

December 9, 2019
December 9, 2019

Rokeya and the need for more sisterhood

In the last few weeks, about 40 Bangladeshi domestic workers in Saudi Arabia posted video messages on social media with SOS calls to be rescued.

October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019

Is banning student politics the solution to campus criminality?

The death of Abrar Fahad epitomises the need for tolerance towards dissenting voices. He is a martyr to the cause of free speech. Employing his brutal death to silence political dissent and to...

September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019

What’s wrong with our university admins?

The last few weeks have been marked by a torrent of revelations about cases of corruption, irregularities and complete subservience to the establishment in the country’s higher education institutions.

August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019

Rape of males: It’s all about patriarchy

We hear about women getting raped almost every day through newspapers, social media, and sometimes from our friends and family members. Sexual assault on women has become so pervasive that it is...

August 9, 2019
August 9, 2019

Protect languages, protect peoples

The images of indigenous people are exhibited by the Bangladeshi government for various purposes. A video entitled “Beautiful Bangladesh: Land of Stories” and made by the Bangladesh Tourism Board...

July 8, 2019
July 8, 2019

We must protect academic freedom and democracy in universities

“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” — John Milton in Areopagitica (1644)

May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019

Has anything changed after Nusrat?

The horrific murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Feni, had caused a massive outcry from the public and intensive media coverage.

April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019

Post-Rana Plaza, what we have achieved and what we haven't

The Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in history, carries a moral and political significance.