Egypt doctor to face trial over deadly genital mutilation

Cairo: Egypt’s state prosecutor decided to re-arrest and put on trial a doctor for performing a genital mutilation operation on a 12-year-old girl who died, his office said Saturday. The procedure known … Read More »

Rape incidents rose by 19pc last year

Shows police data; on average, 17 women, children were raped a day On an average, 17 women and children were allegedly raped each day last year, shows data based on cases … Read More »

Assistant professor fired for sexually harassing Dinajpur HSTU student

An assistant professor of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) in Dinajpur was permanently expelled today for sexually harassing a female student of his department in 2017, our Dinajpur … Read More »

Changing the shy world of adolescent girls

Lessons from installing a girls’ toilet facility Back in 2017, we had an opportunity to build a small and experimental toilet in Jhalokati, with the simple intention of helping adolescent girls … Read More »

Girl with disability raped in Jhenaidah

‘Upon receiving complaints of abduction we rescued the child and arrested Sumon in the early hours of Tuesday’ A mentally challenged girl was reportedly raped in Collegepara of Kaliganj upazila in … Read More »

The brothels of Daulatdia: Sex workers to get honourable funeral

Scores of women gathered at the graveside, weeping for the 65-year-old’s passing but also because of the symbolic breakthrough her burial represented Often treated as less than human in life, there … Read More »

44pc women victim of domestic violence: MJF

Forty-four percent women of ethnic minority groups in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) experience domestic violence at least once in their lifetime, of which 82 percent cases are in the hands … Read More »

Five held for raping girl on stranded vessel

Coast Guard members yesterday rescued a girl from a stranded vessel and arrested five youths on charge of gang-raping the girl in Bhola’s Charfesson upazila. The arrestees are Yusuf Hasan Sardar, … Read More »

Female Genital Mutilation costs $1.4 billion annually: UN health agency

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  New modelling by the UN agency to coincide with the … Read More »

“Youth must prepare themselves as leaders,” says Dr Md Murad Hasan, MP

In the light of the 2030 Global Agenda, Right Here Right Now (RHRN) organised the National Young SRHR Leaders Summit 2020”, where young engaging leaders participated from all over Bangladesh to … Read More »