1d ago| Roundtables

Policy actions to improve SRH services for adolescents and youth: Beyond gaps and challenges

Network for Ensuring Adolescents Reproductive Health Rights and Services (NEARS) in association with The Daily Star organized a roundtable titled “Policy actions to improve SRH services for adolescents and youth: Beyond gaps and challenges”

1w ago| Roundtables

How girls are realizing their potentials: Opportunities and challenges

The saying goes, “if creating opportunities isn’t possible, remove the roadblocks so they can create their own.” Unfortunately, there is a prevalent mindset to restrict, particularly girls, from exploring their potential.

1w ago| Roundtables

Disability-inclusive National Budget 2023-24

Access Bangladesh Foundation in association with The Daily Star, DCF, NCDW, Sitakund Federation,

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

Financing Loss and Damage and Displacement - A Global Call for Climate Justice

Although Bangladesh accounts for a very small portion of global emissions, it is one of the countries most affected by climate change. Hence, Bangladesh must raise her voice seeking compensation for the loss and damage the country suffers from.

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Violence against female sex workers in Dhaka city

Sex Workers Network (SWN) organized a research findings dissemination session titled “Qualitative study on violence among the female sex workers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh” on September 22, 2022. The study was funded by CREA, an international feminist human rights organization. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

SDGs and Youth in Bangladesh

The Citizen’s Platform for SDGs Bangladesh in partnership with UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action organised a day-long conference titled “SDGs and Youth in Bangladesh: Present Perspectives and Future Outlook” on September 1, 2022. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

World Sight Day 2022

Today, 13 October, marks World Sight Day 2022.In Bangladesh, the number of people in need of eye care is spiralling. In 2020, 19 in every 100 adults aged 30 years or older had visual impairment (Nationwide Blindness Survey 2020).

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

Exploring the implementation of disability-inclusive WASH policy commitments in Bangladesh

WaterAid Bangladesh in partnership with The Daily Star organised a roundtable titled “Exploring the implementation of disability-inclusive WASH policy commitments in Bangladesh” on September 24, 2022. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Mental Health: The Role of Media

To improve our mental health ecosystem journalists and mental health professionals should work together. We need to make people aware of the importance of mental health.  We have to take care of our mental health and help others with mental health problems.

September 6, 2022
September 6, 2022

Policy Café on Women’s Safety in Public Places

Policy Café is one of the signature programmes of the Centre for Research and Information (CRI). It provides a platform where young people can discuss various public interest issues with relevant stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

Rivers and our future

The Daily Star organised a roundtable titled ‘Rivers and Our Future’ on June 4, 2022. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Invest more in girls

The Tipping Point Initiative of CARE Bangladesh addresses the root causes of child early and forced marriage (CEFM) through gender transformative social norms programming.

July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022

Allocations for children in Bangladesh’s public expenditure

In FY2015-16, the government, for the first time, prepared a separate budget for children. This was a reflection of the government’s commitment towards raising the welfare of Bangladesh’s children.