‘Rupantor’ Controversy & ‘Boycott Walton’ Trend: Is it becoming a global trend against transgender people?

The recent removal of the Bangladeshi drama “Rupantor” from its affiliated YouTube channel has ignited a debate about transgender representation, not only in Bangladesh but globally. With over 5 thousand posts … Read More »

From Cinderella Complex to CEO: Overcoming Social Barriers for Women in Bangladesh

“Despite women making up 36% of the labor force in Bangladesh, only 8% reach managerial positions,” according to recent data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. This glaring disparity points towards … Read More »

The Price of Convenience: A Deep Focus on the Excessive C-Sections Rate in Bangladesh

The statistics paint a stark picture: Bangladesh, once boasting a modest 11 percent rate of Caesarean section (C-section) deliveries in 2011, now grapples with a staggering 50.7 percent, according to data … Read More »

Time to Pull the Leash: Addressing the Disturbing Rise of Child Marriage in Bangladesh

“Child marriage perpetuates a cycle of poverty by cutting short the girls’ education, pushing them into early and repeated pregnancies, and limiting their employment opportunities,” says Shaheen Anam, executive director of … Read More »

Oh, Captain! Our Captain! – A Star is Gone due to Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)

“We have lost a friend.” – Sanjida Akhter  The recent passing of Razia Sultana, a former national women’s football team player, has left a deep void in the hearts of many. … Read More »

Shattering Stereotypes, Ending Violence: A Call to Action for International Women’s Day 2024

“I have been suffering for so long. I feel like sobbing whenever I start talking about it.” These words echo the silent pain of countless women trapped in the cycle of … Read More »

The Link Between Obesity and Stillbirth: Understanding the Critical Antenatal Health Issues

In a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), researchers shed light on a significant yet often overlooked aspect of reproductive health: the association between obesity and stillbirth. … Read More »

The Artistry of Healing: Wisdom Fair’s Impact on Trauma and Transformation

There is no denying that experiences sculpt our identities in our complex journey of human life. As Shaili Jain sagely observed, “Anyone who suffers from traumatic stress can become infected with … Read More »

Climate and Gender: The Unfinished Business of COP28 in Bangladesh

In the coastal village of Shyamnagar in Satkhira, a woman named Rina faces a relentless battle. Rising salinity from encroaching seawater ruins her family’s rice fields, forcing her to walk far … Read More »

Stairway to Heaven: Bridging Hope and Healing for GBV Survivors in Bangladesh

“I just want to learn how to make handicrafts and be able to earn my own living and be accepted in society,” says Shabana (pseudonym), a survivor with eyes brimming with … Read More »