women empowerment

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Two female artistes among Anannya Top Ten Award winners

In our society, women are often told that they have to sacrifice their dreams and aspirations for the sake of their families and responsibilities. Yet, even with such obstacles and social norms in place, more and more women are attempting to realise their dreams. "Anannya Top Ten Awards 2021" organised by The Daily Ittefaq and Anannya Foundation, honoured ten such extraordinary women last Saturday at the Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium of Bangla Academy.

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

The growing complexities of a working woman's life

In the past, a lot of women had accepted the fact that their life is just bound to be difficult, but our generation is unwilling to settle for that.

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Warrior Women Bangladesh: Empowering girls with martial arts

The social scenario of our country offers a disturbingly grim picture to us and the number of sexual violence cases is on the rise. It is distressing and proves that we have not progressed much as a nation. To help women fight back, teach basic self-defence strategies and rewire their mindsets to end the cycle of abuse and trauma, the Warrior Women Bangladesh project began its journey in September 2017. The project took its shape under the guidance of Mashroof Hossain, a Bangladeshi police officer and Abdullah Mohammad Hossain, the chief instructor at KO Fight Studio and the country representative of World Karate Organization (WKO), Shinkyokushinkai Bangladesh.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Female characters of Tagore: Symbols of empowered women

Rabindranath Tagore’s early writings (1881-1897) often focused on social injustice against women, female deities in his literature signified woman's inner strength. Tagore underscored that woman should never be passive, and he was very aware of women's social roles. Almost all of his female characters were plotted in traditional ways, but they were all quite strong. His women's liberation conquest was ahead of its time. As a result, one of his most significant contributions to society is the portrayal of women in his art.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Deshi Ballers host self defense class with coach Minhaz Remo

The event was organized in collaboration with the Global Sports Mentoring Program.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

Women living near factories get more jobs: study

The women, who live near export factories, get more jobs in the manufacturing sector compared to other women, a study finds.

May 22, 2022
May 22, 2022

More chores for women further tilts the gender gap

"My husband says not to look for work too far from home since I have to do the household work as well and asks me to wait." Mita (not her real name) went on to express her frustration by saying, "If this pandemic hadn't arisen, I would have surplus money to spend on my kids, I would've had a job."

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

To help women entrepreneurs, men should first change themselves

When I set out to research masculinity and entrepreneurship in Dhaka, I expected to hear the occasional sexist remark. Instead, I was

April 3, 2019
April 3, 2019

‘Financial products are empowering rural women’

Financial products for women and the digital revolution are playing a big role in empowering the rural women entrepreneurs, speakers said at a programme.

March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019

Breaking Social Barriers: UN honours three Bangladeshi women

The UN has honoured three Bangladeshi women who defied tradition, challenged gender stereotypes and social barriers put in front of them because they are women.