Sexual Harassment and the Law: Where’s the Problem?

Since its inception in 2017, the #MeToo Movement has been spreading across the world; it has brought to the fore the grave extent to which women from all strata of society … Read More »

Bandhu hosts Award Giving Ceremony 2019

Bandhu, a national organisation for the overall well-being of the Hijra population in Bangladesh, organised an Award Giving Ceremony on 26th June 2019, Wednesday at Hotel Amari, to recognise the contributions … Read More »

Study: Most RMG Workers Harassed in Public Transport

A large number of female garment workers in the country face various types of sexual and psychological harassments in their everyday life – particularly in public transports, finds a study. Despite … Read More »

The Tales of Five Successful Women from Beanibazar

These are the stories of the five joyeetas (victorious) of Beanibazar, Sylhet Five inspirational women in Beanibazar, an upazila of Sylhet district, have struggled, and grown beyond financial hardship to stand … Read More »

Protest Against Incidents of Rape

Locals, including school-goers, yesterday at a protest rally in the capital’s Pallabi urged the government to stop incidents of child rape by taking prompt actions. They took to the streets for … Read More »

Housewife Killed After Rape

Police recovered the body of a woman, suspected to have been raped before being killed, in Rajshahi while arrested four people, including a police constable, on rape charges in three other … Read More »

182 Women Raped in May

According to Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, there were 405 reports of torture and sexual violence against women in the month of May. There were 182 rape incidents, where 161 were raped, 13 … Read More »

More than 1 million new curable sexually transmitted infections every day

Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released today by the World Health Organization. … Read More »

UN Experts: Sexual Abuse of Elders Likely to ‘Grow Dramatically’

“The sexual abuse and rape of older persons is a subject rarely discussed, but nevertheless is a reality,” said Ms. Kornfeld-Matte, in a statement issued on Thursday, calling on everyone to “be more attentive and … Read More »

New Disability Inclusion Strategy is the ‘transformative change we need’, sayd Guterres

“When we fight to secure those rights, we move our world closer to upholding the core values and principles of the United Nations Charter”, he explained. “When we remove policies or … Read More »