Why is child marriage still so rampant?

Shocking revelations coming out of Brac study

#Relationships / 10 things you should know about Kabin-Nama

The concept of marriage has persisted through the millennia in several civilisations and countless societies. Through the ages, lots have changed the idea of unison and have been amended to allow both husband and wife to coexist without any bars holding them back. Nowadays, marriage is considered a legal contract, making Kabin-Nama (also referred to as Nikah Nama) the rule book. The Kabin-Nama form is drafted so that a couple can set the terms and conditions of the marriage according to their preferences.

Dowry still exists in the guise of ‘gifts’

The asset loss due to dowry pushes poor families further into financial insecurity.

Hanging body of newly married girl found in Chuadanga

The hanging body of a newly married girl is found at her house in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga.

‘Dowry’: Housewife sets herself ablaze, dies at DMCH

A housewife has succumbed to her injuries four days after she set herself ablaze as she was tortured by her husband allegedly for dowry.

Torched for dowry

A housewife was set on fire over dowry allegedly by her in-laws in Kishoreganj’s Hossainpur upazila.

Man held for 'killing' wife for dowry

Police yesterday arrested a labourer for allegedly murdering his wife for dowry at Chittagong's Satkania upazila on Friday noon.

Woman 'killed over dowry'

A housewife was allegedly murdered by her husband and in-laws for dowry at Mirzapur upazila on Tuesday night.

Pregnent woman strangled 'for dowry'

A pregnant housewife was strangled for dowry at Udaypur village in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj early yesterday, police said.

February 1, 2017
February 1, 2017

The Dowry Prohibition Act-2017

The Cabinet has approved in principle the draft of “The Dowry Prohibition Act-2017”. It incorporates the earlier Dowry Prohibition Act, 1980 and subsequent amendments.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Woman, baby burnt alive in Jhenidah

A woman and her 15-month-old daughter are burnt alive allegedly by her elder daughter’s husband for dowry in Jhenaidah.

September 8, 2015
September 8, 2015

Husband ‘kills’ wife, daughter for dowry

A man allegedly kills his wife and two-year-old daughter for dowry in Kaliganj upazila of Satkhira.

July 22, 2015
July 22, 2015

Beaten and blinded by husband

The horrific report of a young housewife's eye being gouged out by her husband and in-laws as part of their ongoing torture to extract money from her family, is a chilling reminder of the widespread prevalence of dowry related violence.

June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015

Journo remanded for ‘torturing’ wife

Police arrest the news editor of a private television channel in Dhaka on charges of torturing his journalist wife and demanding dowry, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports.

May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

"Legislative and cultural change cannot come about separately."

Flavia Agnes, prominent Indian lawyer and co-founder and director of MAJLIS, India, speaks to Nahela Nowshin of The Daily Star on May 16 at the second forum of Gender, Justice and Religion held at Spectra Convention Centre in Dhaka.

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