PREVENTING CERVICAL CANCER / A Leading Cause of Death in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in women. It is estimated that every year 11,956 new cases of cervical

Promoting the rights of girls and women

The situation for girls and women in Bangladesh is changing for the better, especially in terms of economic participation.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for future Energy Security

Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for Power and Energy: Globally, renewable energy and energy efficiency promotion activities is in

“I considered all feedback to be constructive...”

Mohammad Wahid Hossain; Director General of the National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), Ministry of Health

Getting engaged – for adolescent sexual and reproductive health rights

Amena Akter Shilpi and Bijoy Hossain are two young peer trainers of BAPSA (Bangladesh Association for Prevention of Septic Abortion), both in their teens and are studying in a school in Mirpur. While we talked to them recently we could detect enthusiasm twinkling in

Tap into youth potential

INTERNATIONAL Youth Day (IYD), commemorated on the 12th of August every year, gives an opportunity to celebrate young peoples'

Every Pregnancy is Wanted

THE declining fertility rates witnessed up to a few years ago in Bangladesh have led some to ask whether the country will follow in the

Harnessing the Power of the Young

Young People are the most valuable resource of any country” said Chief Guest Md. Fazle Rabbi Miah, Deputy Speaker of the National

Preventing the Worst of Disasters

The theme of this year's World Population Day, is 'Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies', a topic with special resonance in the Asia

The Unsung Heroes of Natural Disasters…..

Zakir Hossain Miraj has been working for the Red Crescent Society since 1988. He joined as a volunteer and worked his way up. At

Harnessing the strength of the young

In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draw to a close and the UN Member States decide on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global development until 2030. The implementation of this new development agenda will depend largely on the demographic changes taking place over the next 15 years and beyond.

Investing through knowledge

Shamsul Alam has been working as the Chief of human resource management at PRAN Group for the last five years. “When I joined in 2010, there were a total of 23,000 employees working at the PRAN-RFL Group.

Veil of Shame………

As I walk up to her, I cannot help but notice how innocent Sabrina's smile is. Her eyes look tired and shows signs of being through an