International Women's Day

Kumudini Handicraft’s tribute to sustainability and women’s empowerment

On 8 March, 2024, the Kumudini Flash Fashion Show unfolded as a tribute to the power of tradition, craftsmanship, and women’s empowerment. Aligning with International Women's Day, this exclusive event not only showcased an exotic seasonal collection of fashion but also reinforced the ethos of Kumudini Handicrafts — symbolising care and empowerment, particularly for women.

#Events / Inspire her wellness: A celebration of women's health and empowerment by Dhaka Flow

Amidst the serene backdrop of Baridhara Lakeside Rajuk Park, Dhaka Flow organised its eagerly awaited “Inspire Her Wellness” festival in honour of International Women's Day on 8 and 9 March 2024. This event not only commemorated International Women's Day but also set a precedent for wellness and empowerment initiatives — it was a call to action for inclusion and a celebration of women's multifaceted roles in society.

Women’s Day Special / Dissecting the female gaze in Bollywood

For decades, Bollywood has been primarily driven by the "male gaze," where women were portrayed through the lens of male desire and societal expectations. They presented women in stereotypical roles, often as damsels in distress, sacrificing lovers, or objects of desire. This male gaze manifested in hyper-sexualisation, passive narratives and limited agency. Women rarely drove the plot. Their actions and desires revolved around men, reinforcing traditional gender roles. They were portrayed as lacking control over their lives, with their choices dictated by societal norms or male characters.

Women’s Day Special / Not ‘fair’ at all: Why are fair-skinned actors cast for dark-skinned characters?

In an industry spotlighting talent and storytelling, recent controversies have cast a harsh light on a persistent issue: colourism in casting. The latest uproar emerged when photos of popular actress Sabila Nur surfaced, displaying her intentionally darkened complexion for an upcoming drama, "Bidisha", which is slated to be released today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Ironically, this deliberate alteration of the skin complex for the role contradicts the very essence of celebrating this day, sparking a crucial debate over the representation of skin complexion and societal standards.

Women’s Day Special / Empowering voices reflect on progress and challenges of women

Every year, International Women's Day serves as a reminder of the strides women have made in society. It's a day filled with discussions, events, and reflections on women's rights and their integral role in shaping the world. As we commemorate this day once again, prominent figures have shared their perspectives on the ongoing journey towards gender equality.

We must break the glass ceiling, for our own sake

We need to challenge the persistent biases against women in workplace

‘For us, the biggest thing is respect’

"In abroad, they give women's sports the same amount of importance as men's sports. I don't know if the men's and women's sports are getting the same importance, but the situation has improved a lot."

#Women Empowerment / Breaking barriers: Dr Eaysmin Ara Lekha's journey to leadership and gender equality

The notion that women are not suited for leadership positions is gradually dispelled as society advances. Dr Eaysmin Ara Lekha, an academician, writer, researcher and social worker, has dedicated her time and efforts to addressing and actively working to improve academic standards and promote inclusivity throughout her professional life.

#Women Empowerment / Is Bangladesh witnessing a surge in female motorcycle users?

In a nation where traditional gender roles have long dictated societal norms a quiet revolution is underway on the streets of Bangladesh. In recent years, as more and more women are seizing the opportunity to use motorbikes daily, certain cultural perceptions and stereotypes are being effectively challenged.

March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023

We need more women at the top

Male-dominated ministries tell a worrying tale of gender equity

March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023

Empowering women through banking

Without ensuring a strong relationship with banks broadly financial institutions and women empowerment, the process is merely a side walker in a paper-based dream.

March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023

Children and a career: Women footballers adapt their goals

Pregnant players faced slashed or unpaid wages, threats, partial maternity cover and even sacking. It was only in 2021 that FIFA published new rules and the situation is now changing.

March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023

300 years needed to reach full gender equality

UN chief stresses the importance of having women's contribution in technology and innovation.

March 6, 2023
March 6, 2023

I am a woman and I can’t do it all

It is true that women have broken glass ceilings and gone on to lead exceedingly fulfilling family lives as well and no one argues that they cannot.

March 5, 2023
March 5, 2023

What we learnt about SRHR from our work with landless groups

How can a development organisation in Bangladesh truly reach the grassroots?

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Let Women’s Day not be a formality

On March 8 every year, the International Women’s Day is celebrated, without fail, by governments, organisations, and individuals around the world.

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Women’s Day exclusive ‘Scooty’ to park on Chorki today

“Scooty”, a Chorki exclusive production to celebrate International Women’s Day, is set to release today on the platform.

March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019

'Us Women II' showcases fierce and soulful artworks

Us Women II, an exhibition held at EMK Center in commemoration of International Women's Day, celebrates the ways in which the

March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

Celebration of Women's Day at Amishee

Amishee, an exclusive fine jewellery brand of Bangladesh, celebrated International Women's Day 2019 at their outlet on International Women's Day.

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