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  • Women cheer as Swedish man-free music festival opens

    Matilda Hagerman laughs with her friends as she queues at a man-free music festival, which kicked off in Sweden in protest against a wave of sexual assaults at festivals in recent years.

  • Tokyo medical university cut women's exam scores to curb numbers

    A Tokyo medical school systematically cut women applicant's entrance exam scores for years to keep them out and boost the numbers of male doctors, Japanese media says.

  • When does creative content break the law?

    A short film released this month caused quite a stir on social media. The short titled “Boishommo” (Discrimination) shows a young man, the protagonist, hanging out in the park with his friends, when he spots a woman smoking in public.

  • Why gender sensitivity is still the call for the day

    Women who opt to work in garment factories, instead of working as a domestic help or getting married, are often viewed as women of “loose character.” In fact, this is the case for all working women, be it RMG workers, or journalists, photographers or field researchers.

  • Violence against women

    ACCORDING to women's rights organisation, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, 44 women have reportedly been victims of gender-based violence at the hands of law enforcers.

  • Dr. Saskia Wieringa

    “The streets and institutions are male-dominated and aggressive.”

    Professor Dr. Saskia Wieringa of University of Amsterdam speaks to The Daily Star at the International Conference on Gender, Diversity and Development hosted by Dhaka University from March 27-29.