Supplements

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.

BE BOLD FOR CHANGE

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” said Maya Angelou, the famous civil rights activist and poet. Her statement gives us an idea of why we need to Be Bold for Change - this year's theme for International Women's Day celebrated on the 8th of March.

Investing in Teenage Girls

'Invest in girls, change the world!', 'Educate a girl, educate a nation!', 'Want to change the world? Invest in a teenage girl' or some

"We want to be self-sufficient"

World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was recommended by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme In 1989. 'Investing in teenage girls' is the theme of 2016.

Insightful Dialogue at Bangla Academy on Midwifery

This year from the 3rd to the 5th of May, the National Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 2016 was organised by the Embassies of Sweden, Kingdom of Netherlands, UNICEF and UNFPA.

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

“Prevention is better than treatment”

Working for CARE BANGLADESH for the last eight years, Sakina Sultana sounds

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

“Prevention is better than treatment”

Working for CARE BANGLADESH for the last eight years, Sakina Sultana sounds

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

The link between GBV and HIV infections

WORLD AIDS Day (WAD) celebrated on the first of December every year since 1988 aims to increase awareness of the disease, fight the

November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015

16 Days of Activism To End Violence against Women - Making a Lifetime Commitment

At a workshop on preventing gender-based violence in universities, we asked students why women experience sexual harassment on campus.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Gender Based Violence: Current Situations and Ways Forward

On the 20th of September, The Daily Star and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) jointly organized a roundtable at the Silver

October 11, 2015
October 11, 2015

The Power Of The Adolescent Girl: Vision For 2030

Commemorated for the first time in 2012, the International Day of the Girl Child highlights the importance of promoting girls' rights, eradicating gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys, and addressing the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world. Gender inequality and the discrimination and abuse experienced by girls perpetuate intergenerational poverty and form the basis of high levels of violence, especially gender-based violence,

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

“The real number is far greater as majority cases of rape are not reported”

IN my 35 years of professional experience never have I seen such levels of cruelty and barbarism”, says Ayesha Khanum as she

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

SDGs: Leaving No Woman and Girl Behind

Can the next 15 years change the lives of women and girls to become free from violence and exploitation, moving forward to gender

September 3, 2015
September 3, 2015

SDGs reaffirm support to Cairo mandate

Integrating population dynamics and sexual and reproductive health into development strategies was the main goal at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that took place 21 years ago in Cairo, Egypt. On the eve of another decisive declaration expected to be adopted by the Member States of the United Nations in just a few days we take a look at how much of the ICPD agenda has been integrated into the outcome document "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", which will take over from the Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

September 3, 2015
September 3, 2015

SDGs reaffirm support to Cairo mandate

Integrating population dynamics and sexual and reproductive health into development strategies was the main goal at the