Zyma Islam | The Daily Star
  • Zyma Islam

  • Marital Rape, Child Marriage: Issues that are now even more pressing

    No conversation about rape is complete without recognising this: marital rape, and underage marriage “under special circumstances” are both legal in this country.
  • Washing hands of workers’ plight

    While 81 migrant workers returning from Vietnam were incarcerated for more than a month, before finally being released from prison over this past week, the recruiting agents who sent them to the Southeast Asian country in the first place are going scot-free and denying all claims of trafficking.
  • Anti-Rape Laws: Definition slanted against victims

    When the law minister on Thursday announced that the law would be reformed to provide for death penalty for rape, activists, researchers and lawyers pointed out that far more crucial changes need to be made with immediate effect.
  • Pay or Die

    With suspended officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das now behind bars over the killing of retired army major Sinha, stories are unearthed about the unwritten law of the upazila town: you pay, you live.
  • Human Trafficking

    Anti-Human Trafficking Law: Amend it to curb cops’ raid powers

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has lately witten to Law Minister Anisul Huq seeking amendment to the trafficking prevention law, to potentially leash the capacity of law enforcers in raiding recruitment agencies.