women's rights

October 5, 2022
October 5, 2022

Stop secret child marriages

There is no alternative to awareness and effective intervention to stop the culture of child marriage

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.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Restricted abortion rights in the US will affect us all

To say that Roe v Wade does not affect us is untrue. It jeopardises women's right to choose all over the world.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

The Narsingdi incident was a hate crime against a woman, plain and simple

How is it that we live in a society where a woman must endure humiliating attacks from another woman and her male cohorts in a public place for the clothes she chooses to wear?

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Roe v Wade: The (Questionable) March of Progress in the US

People tend to believe in progress. As the decades advance, we become more civilised. We expand important freedoms, like voting rights. Except that time and time again, some events prove otherwise.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Narsingdi station incident: Woman who initiated attack on girl detained

Rab detained Shila Akhter alias Saima, who allegedly initiated the scuffle and assaulted a woman at Narsingdi Railway Station recently over her clothes.

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

‘Women's right to make decisions is paramount'

Cooperation between Bangladesh and the Netherlands in different sectors goes back over half a century. This year, the

December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015

Women must create their own fate: PM

Emphasising that women must create their own fate and personal destiny, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said women can do all outside works maintaining decency as the religion Islam gives them that liberty.

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Indian women educate 'ignorant' minister

A group of female students and women's activists in the Indian capital, Delhi, have come up with a unique response to minister Smriti Irani's declaration that women in India have complete freedom to decide what to wear or whom to meet. The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi reports.

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, a Communist leader who has long campaigned for women's rights, is elected as Nepal's first female president.