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  • Achieving gender equality still a challenge

    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.

  • The untapped potential of women in water resource management

    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

  • violence against women

    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.

  • 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.

  • Gender equality in Bangladesh

    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.

  • A continuous struggle

    Quite some time has passed since these milestones in the long struggle for women's rights were achieved. Where do we stand today?

  • 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.

  • US to honour Sara Hossain, 13 others tomorrow

    The United States is going to honour 14 women across the world, including barrister Sara Hossain, for their exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  • Women need to be in decision-making roles - Shaela Sharmin

    Gender equality is way off in the creative arts, believes Shaela Sharmin, an eminent painter and theatre personality in the port city.

  • 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.


    Making the women stand all day in pollution and sun among rough traffic and rough men in the roads doesn't sound like gender equality.

  • Why gender equality is the most critical of all the global goals

    At the end of this month, thousands of representatives from all over the world will gather in New York. They will witness the launch of the most ambitious universal effort since the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

  • 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.

  • Gender and Development

    Gender and Development By Janet Momsen

    GENDER and Development by Janet Momsen (2009) is an empirical study considering position of women in developing countries.

  • 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.

  • Afgan’s first and only female taxi driver

    Sara Bahayi is Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver in recent memory, and she is believed to be the only one actively working female driver in the country