gender equality

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

How much have we achieved in eliminating gender-based violence?

In spite of the activism, increased partnerships and awareness, gender-based violence continues unabated in the private and public domains.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

Kamla Bhasin believed in the power of love, not the love of power

Remembering feminist activist, writer and poet Kamla Bhasin on her one-year death anniversary.

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

Men, lower your gaze and stop judging women

Men must control their own base instincts instead of policing women's clothing.

July 6, 2022
July 6, 2022

NZC decision shines a ray of hope

Many probably did not notice, but the news was a huge step towards gender equality in sport, specifically in cricket, when New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and the players’ association signed a five-year deal on Tuesday that will see male and female cricketers receive equal pay.

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

Achieving gender equality still a challenge

The International Women's Day, observed yesterday, has brought to the forefront a range of issues that give us a picture of the state of women in this country.

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

The untapped potential of women in water resource management

The International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed this year with a call to build a gender-balanced world. The day is an occasion

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

Violence Against Women: Not all forms recognised

More than 40 percent people in Bangladesh consider physical abuse to be the only form of violence against women, according to a Brac study.

March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

Gender parity possible if men do more at home: UN

Progress towards gender parity at work has barely budged for the past quarter century, and will only speed up once men take on far more unpaid caregiving tasks, the UN says, on the eve of International Women's Day.

September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018

Technology can help close the gender gap in Bangladesh

Each morning at 6am, across from the American Embassy in Dhaka, hundreds of day labourers wait in hopes of finding an employer. Garments, domestic, and hospitality workers walk on either side of the street toward factories, homes, and hotels.

March 8, 2018
March 8, 2018

Attaining gender equality is everyone's responsibility

Today is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate how far we have come in our journey towards gender equality. It is also an opportunity to take stock of how much more we need to do for a Planet 50-50 by 2030, where no woman or girl will suffer from gender-based discrimination and violence—a commitment that we made when UN Member States adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016.