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The link between violence and mental health

Ismail* is about 16–years–old, and lives in Korail bosti with his mother. He comes over once a week to help me clean my house.

Childhood choked by brick kilns

On January 25 this year, 13 workers of a brick kiln in Cumilla died in their sleep when a coal laden truck flipped over their shanty. Among them, seven were regular students of two high schools in...

Who are the playgrounds for, if not the children?

The case of the Dhanmondi-8 public playground is emblematic of the problem with Dhaka's open spaces, parks and playgrounds. De facto taken over by Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, it has, for...

August 2, 2019
August 2, 2019

The link between violence and mental health

Ismail* is about 16–years–old, and lives in Korail bosti with his mother. He comes over once a week to help me clean my house.

February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019

Childhood choked by brick kilns

On January 25 this year, 13 workers of a brick kiln in Cumilla died in their sleep when a coal laden truck flipped over their shanty. Among them, seven were regular students of two high schools in...

September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018

Who are the playgrounds for, if not the children?

The case of the Dhanmondi-8 public playground is emblematic of the problem with Dhaka's open spaces, parks and playgrounds. De facto taken over by Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, it has, for...