3d ago| Roundtables

Ensuring Choices and Rights

This year, the World Population Day focuses on comprehensive rights and choices on sexual and reproductive health. The theme itself refers to the global consensus that reproductive health rights...

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Leverage CSR to achieve SDGs

Speakers at an online discussion suggested that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives should be designed with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in mind.

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Plastic Pollution: Causes, Effects and Solutions

Over the last few days, we have had multiple sessions talking about plastic pollution, and the different ways it impacts human life.

Accelerating Digital Transformation through Challenging Time

The UN secretary-general issued a report highlighting eight key pillars where digital cooperation is needed. We believe this is particularly relevant in the time of COVID response and recovery.

Implementing National Youth Action Plan in the Context of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed young people’s opportunities and posed barriers not just in the realm of institutional education but also in skills development.

Disability Inclusive National Budget 2021-22

The Daily Star and Access Bangladesh Foundation in collaboration with five organisations of Persons with Disabilities - DCF, NCDW, Sitakund Federation,

Promoting Safe Migration for the Women of Bangladesh

In 2016, there was a rise in the migration of female workers due to an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh which stated that if Bangladesh allowed female workers to work in Saudi Arabia,

Boli Kotha Okopote

The rate of child marriage in Bangladesh is alarmingly high. The Tipping Point Initiative of CARE Bangladesh is addressing the root causes of child marriage through a social norms approach.

Pledge on the Golden Jubilee of Independence

The topic of today’s discussion is critical. The majority of our population is still dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. In our journey towards self-sufficiency in food production and...

International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention C190 and its relevance in Bangladesh

To observe the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), The Daily Star and ILO’s Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme Phase II (RMGP-II) jointly...

Women’s contribution to agriculture and access to land: Covid-19 and beyond

The issue of women’s contribution to agriculture as well as access to land is a crucial issue but it is not given proper recognition. Women play a huge role in agriculture, be it the cultivation of...

Ensuring land and food rights at the time of COVID-19 and beyond

Two-thirds of the world’s population and two-thirds of the poor people live in Asia. The poverty situation and vulnerabilities of the marginal farmers and the various marginal communities are of...