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Nur Khan gets US human rights defender award

The US Department of State has named Bangladeshi rights activist Mohammad Nur Khan as one of the 10 winners of its annual Global Human Rights Defenders award.

1w ago| Rights

A better world for the children

In order to tackle economic inequality by ensuring fair funding to prioritise children’s rights and well-being, Save the Children, in partnership with child-rights organisation Breaking the Silence, launched the global campaign “Generation Hope” yesterday.

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Ensuring child rights: Social protection schemes are crucial

Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian social reformer who  was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Malala Yousafzai in 2014, talks to the The Daily Star about the global child rights situation during his visit to Bangladesh on January 14-18.

Unicef Meena Media Award: 11 journalists honoured

Eleven media professionals were honoured with the Unicef Meena Media Award today for reporting on children.

Visually-impaired job seekers demand special arrangements

A group of job seekers, who are visually impaired, have demanded that the government make special arrangements for persons with disabilities to ensure equal job opportunities for them in the public sector..This is one of three demands that they are pressing home ahead of the International

World Children's Day: Unicef report shows widespread disparities

To empower children to call for a better future and a more equal and inclusive world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), like every year, is celebrating World Children’s Day 2022 today.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Nur Khan gets US human rights defender award

The US Department of State has named Bangladeshi rights activist Mohammad Nur Khan as one of the 10 winners of its annual Global Human Rights Defenders award.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

A better world for the children

In order to tackle economic inequality by ensuring fair funding to prioritise children’s rights and well-being, Save the Children, in partnership with child-rights organisation Breaking the Silence, launched the global campaign “Generation Hope” yesterday.

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

Ensuring child rights: Social protection schemes are crucial

Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian social reformer who  was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Malala Yousafzai in 2014, talks to the The Daily Star about the global child rights situation during his visit to Bangladesh on January 14-18.

January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

APBn not harassing Rohingyas

The Human Rights Watch’s allegation against APBn of arbitrary arrests and harassment of Rohingya refugees is not based on facts, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday.

January 5, 2023
January 5, 2023

Minorities fearing pre-election violence

People from minority communities are concerned about the electioneering activities of political parties, as during pre-election period,  religious and ethnic minorities often come under attack, said Rana Dasgupta, general secretary of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad.

December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022

‘Recognise war children’

Women’s rights organisation Naripokkho yesterday called for solidarity with war children of the country and demanded Bangladesh to recognise them.

December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022

Bangladeshi among 3 women named by UN to probe Iran protests crackdown

The United Nations on Tuesday named three women to lead a rights investigation into Iran's violent crackdown on women-led protests that have rocked the Islamic republic for more than three months.

December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022

Media freedom at stake

Media freedom is pertinent to flourish democracy but there is an atmosphere in Bangladesh where media professionals and outlets work under various threats and intimidation, said participants at a roundtable yesterday.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Diplomats go on fun run for an end to violence against women

Diplomats, civil society groups and business community today took part in a fun run at Baridhara Diplomatic Zone in the city in support of the campaign demanding an end to violence against women.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Global orgs urge BTRC, telcos to provide unfettered internet

A group of global and regional organisations working on connectivity and ending internet shutdowns today urged the telecom regulator and mobile operators to ensure unhindered mobile internet access during BNP's rally in Dhaka tomorrow.