Let's talk about it

Let's talk about it

What goes on the internet, doesn’t stay on the internet

Online harassment can range from hate speech and verbal abuse to (threat of) circulation of doctored photos and videos. In worst cases, perpetrators record rape in the form of video and photographs and then use it to extort or silence the victim.

How the landless are leading the fight against sexual violence in schools

In 2009, the High Court issued a directive that requires active anti-sexual harassment cells in all educational institutions and workplaces. The landless organisations used RTI to find out how many schools in their locality had complied with the HC directive.

Why do women in tea gardens face higher reproductive health risks?

Women in the tea gardens suffer from a host of reproductive and health issues, which remain unaddressed.

Sex Education: No Need to be Shy

Bangladesh needs to develop age-appropriate, inclusive, system-backed sex education

A Long, Collective Hug in Photos (Oct 2020 - Dec 2022)

Shocked and horrified at the brutality of the assault, we, who had been friends and fellow activists for ages, shared notes on our urgent need to go see her, to tell her she was not alone.

What does salinity have to do with SRHR anyway?

The increasing difficulty of accessing clean water is forcing young women in coastal areas of Bangladesh to try to halt their menstrual cycles by misusing contraceptive pills, putting their long-term reproductive and mental health at risk.

Basic healthcare still out of reach for most in Gaibandha chars

Women and girls suffer the most, with hardly any services for reproductive and maternal health.

What’s wrong with how we report on violence against women?

It is clear that the way we are talking about violence against women is not working

Sexual violence in madrasas: sufferings remain unheard

By interviewing current and former students of Qawmi madrasas, we wanted to know why sexual violence happens in the institutions where they go to study the Quran and where they are supposed to maintain strict Islamic practices.

'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.

Love beyond Boundaries: Subjectivity and Sexuality through Bhawaiya Folk Song of Bengal

Bhawaiya, produced and reproduced by both men and women, bears the elements of subverting Bengali gender norms.

What We Think When We Think About (Interpersonal) Violence

The link between the structural and personal is continually at risk of getting obscured in favour of an individualist reading of interpersonal violence.

How medical evidence is used to discredit rape complainants

The need for corroborative or medical evidence to prove rape (and therefore these two rules) violates the global standards set by the UN and the WHO.

Voicing and challenging workplace sexual harassment in Bangladesh

Workplace sexual harassment is common in Bangladesh. It inhibits  women from entering the labour market and is also a major reason why they drop out of work.

‘No one says anything to a modest girl’

Societal expectations and cultural norms impact young people's SRHR, including their choices about their bodies, relationships, and futures

Caught between two pandemics

According to our study, 17 percent of women experienced physical abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic, 30 percent of them reported mental torture while 34 percent reported no harassment or abuse