Bangladesh violence shows body counts go on increasing, but scenarios stay the same

The recent violence in Bangladesh was the result of rumour and suspicion. Both found wings in social media. There are no greys, no doubts in a mannequin world of white and dark, Hindu and Muslim. There is something about death and violence today that is horribly repetitive. The body counts increase but the scenarios remain […]

Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women

Women and girls in Bangladesh are facing increased domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting long-term systemic barriers to legal recourse, protection, and social services, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This crisis comes as Bangladesh enters the final phase of its national plan to build “a society without violence against women and children by 2025.” In spite of this goal, Bangladeshi women […]

ছাত্রকে শিকলে বেঁধে নির্যাতন, প্রধান শিক্ষকসহ গ্রেপ্তার ২

লক্ষ্মীপুরের রামগঞ্জে মাদ্রাসা শিক্ষার্থীর পায়ে শিকল দিয়ে বেঁধে নির্যাতনের ঘটনায় সেই প্রধান শিক্ষক শহীদুল ইসলাম ও সহকারী শিক্ষক আশেক এলাহী তারেককে গ্রেপ্তার করা হয়েছে। শনিবার ভোরে তাদের নিজ নিজ বাসা থেকে গ্রেপ্তার করে পুলিশ। মোহাম্মদিয়া বাজার পুলিশ ফাঁড়ির ইনচার্জ আলমগীর হোসেনের নেতৃত্বে এ অভিযান চালানো হয়। নির্যাতিত ছাত্র আরমান হোসেনের নানি পারভিন আক্তারের করা নারী […]

Girl jumps into river as boyfriend attempts rape in Rajbari

The accused, 17, has been arrested in the case filed by the girl  A teenage girl from Rajbari district jumped into the Padma River to escape a rape attempt made by her boyfriend. The accused, identified as Ibrahim Khalil, 17, was arrested following a case filed by the survivor on Monday, confirmed Rajbari police station […]

Positive discrimination needed to protect women’s rights

Women face discrimination every hour of every day, in various forms. From a greater lack of access to equal opportunity and payment in workplace, educational institutions, social discourses and household decision-making, to the more specific instances of intimate partner violence, domestic abuse, sexual violence and an apathetic lack of acknowledgement for caregiving and household contributions—women […]

Mother, son found murdered at Dhaka home

Police suspect the father killed the two following a family dispute Police on Monday recovered the bodies of a mother and her one-and-a-half-year-old son from their residence in Mirhazirbagh area of Jatrabari in Dhaka. The deceased were identified as Roma Akhter, 27, and her son Md Rishad. The bodies have been sent to the Sir […]

Bangladeshi woman files human trafficking case against recruiting agency

The expat worker was raped, physically abused, and forced to abort a child during her stay in Mauritius, read the case dockets A Bangladeshi woman who went to the African nation Mauritius last year through a recruiting agency has filed a case accusing the company of human trafficking. According to the case statement, the woman […]

Women’s unpaid care work must be counted

It’s concerning that around 78 percent households primarily run by women have been facing acute financial distress during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, caused by sudden job losses, increased household responsibilities and, interrupted support services at work for child care. This data, published in a study titled, “Rapid Analysis of Care Work during Covid Pandemic in […]

2 teenagers held over rape of child in Bagerhat

A case has been filed in this regard Police have arrested two teenage boys on charges of raping a seven-year-old girl in Chitalmari upazila of Bagerhat. The arrested are residents of Char Shailadaha village in the upazila. The law enforcers conducted a drive at Charbaniari village early Friday and apprehended the two following a case […]