women empowerment

April 28, 2018
April 28, 2018

'Deeply honoured'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for mobilising a new global alliance to promote women's rights and empowerment.

April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018

Rohingya Crisis: Dhaka wants sustainable solution: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh wanted a peaceful, sustainable and an early solution to the Rohingya crisis as the country was now bearing the entire brunt of the recent...

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017

The world needs empowered women more than ever

"Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world,” former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once said. Her words ring particularly true in Asia, where stereotypes and...

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Progress not possible without women participation: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says that our country’s 'meaningful progress' is not possible leaving out the women, the half of the total population, from the development process.

March 28, 2016
March 28, 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...

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

No fetters could tie her down

She is unable to do anything with her hands since her birth. But it could never stop Arifa Akhter from pursuing her dreams. ...

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

Many unable to decide their healthcare needs

At least 37 percent women in Bangladesh are unable to take decisions about their own healthcare, according to a report published by UN Women...

October 31, 2015
October 31, 2015

'NGO' cheats rural women

We are amazed at the report of “NGO officials” at a remote village in Sadurapul upazila in Kishoreganj embezzling about Tk 37 lakh from poor rural women in the name of capacity-building and income...

April 18, 2015
April 18, 2015

Sexual harassment: Protests flood Facebook, Twitter

On the fourth day following the ruthless and inhuman sexual harassment on women at TSC on Pahela Baishakh, the social media continue to be flooded with protests from users, condemning the heinous act.

March 30, 2015
March 30, 2015

Financing women's enterprise

WOMEN seeking to stand on their own face daunting odds in procuring seed money to start a business or set up a small enterprise.