Opinion

March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020

The centrality of reason

It is one of the less salubrious facts of life that at times of profound concern and insecurity, charlatans, cranks and confidence tricksters come out of the woodwork.

March 24, 2020
March 24, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: time is running out

I just want to draw everyone’s attention to the time factor. Time is of the essence here, and every moment wasted is an opportunity squandered.

March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020

Could universal basic income be the answer to ending poverty?

Universal basic income (UBI) is a concept that has come a long way from its primitive form back in the 16th century, when a Spanish Renaissance scholar named Johannes Ludovicus Vives suggested that...

March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020

Oh, these misunderstanding Bangladeshis!

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s visit to Bangladesh was a breath of fresh air. We should all be grateful to him for the explanations and elucidations he kindly provided to address...

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

A day in the life of a woman in this city

For a girl or a woman living in Dhaka city, the possibility of being sexually harassed is a reality she has lived with from a very early age.

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

Choking global stock markets: The Coronavirus effect

Investors had begun 2020 in an optimistic frame of mind. After all, last year was one of the best for global stocks since the financial crisis.

March 8, 2020
March 8, 2020

Our journey towards ‘Balance for Better’

This year, we are celebrating 25 years of the United Nations’ Beijing Declaration on women’s rights and empowerment. Adopted with a determination to advance the goals of equality, development and...

March 8, 2020
March 8, 2020

The many milestones of the women’s movement

For the women’s movement in Bangladesh, looking ahead can sometimes be a depressing task—the challenges and obstacles that we face are numerous, to say the least.

March 7, 2020
March 7, 2020

Crossfire deaths in Teknaf

The deaths of seven suspected Rohingya robbers in a single incident of so-called crossfire are not normal, even in an environment where such extrajudicial killings have become the new normal.

March 2, 2020
March 2, 2020

Generation Equality: Four ways to accelerate progress

The global gender community will meet in New York in the second week of March to review progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the 25 years since the Beijing Declaration.