Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) and Begum Sufia Kamal (1911-1999), two icons in Bangla literature and culture, were not kins but kindred spirits.
Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian social reformer who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Malala Yousafzai in 2014, talks to the The Daily Star about the global child rights situation during his visit to Bangladesh on January 14-18.
Women's achievements were overshadowed by the gendered inequalities they continue to face
Research has found strong links between child marriage and increased violence against women and gender inequality
The parents of two minors and a marriage registrar (kazi) have been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for their involvement in child marriage in Bagerhat.
Over 100,000 social workers are needed in Bangladesh to adequately respond to the needs of vulnerable children, but currently there are only 3,000 social workers in the country, Unicef has said.
Bangladesh has one of the highest numbers of child marriages in the world, having been ranked in 4th position globally, according to the latest report published by UNICEF, a UN organization to support humanitarian and developmental efforts for children worldwide.
Despite significant progress in recent years, Bangladesh has the highest prevalence of child marriage in South Asia and ranks among 10 countries in the world with the highest levels, said Unicef today.
Child marriages have increased sharply in the country with 462 girls falling victim in June during the coronavirus pandemic, Manusher Jonno Foundation said today in its monthly telephonic survey report.