Mother of 3 commits suicide following rape

She was reportedly raped by a local UP member and his accomplice A mother of three committed suicide in Dimla upazila, Nilphamari on Saturday after she was reportedly raped by her … Read More »

Five financial things every breast cancer patient needs to know and probably doesn’t

Stephanie McKire, 60, knows how expensive cancer can be. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2012, McKire, now retired and living in Detroit, was a quality engineer and … Read More »

Breast cancer takes 6,844 lives in Bangladesh every year: report

Some 12,764 women are detected with breast cancer in the country every year and 6,844 of them die of the disease, according to a report of International Agency for Research on … Read More »

Bangladesh’s latest challenge: Securing migrant women’s rights

According to a government report, 35% of returned migrants have faced abuse in many forms from slave-like working conditions to sexual abuse Migrating abroad for work, for a better life, has … Read More »

No sexual harassment committees in 40% universities, despite 10 years of HC directive

Many incidents of sexual harassment remain unreported, as students are unaware of the existence of these committees, thus justice cannot prevail for the victims. About 40% of the country’s universities- both … Read More »

JU students protest sexual harassment by teacher

During the program they demanded exemplary punishment of Sanwar Siraj, an assistant professor of government and politics department. Jahangirnagar University (JU) students on Saturday formed a human chain on the campus … Read More »

Child marriage prevention must for attaining SDGs

Prevention of child marriage has become a must to promote female education, in order to ensure their equal rights for attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, said … Read More »

Teacher Suspended over Charges of Sexual Harassment

The authorities yesterday suspended a teacher of Shamserbagh Dakhil Madrasa in Manirampur upazila of Jashore on charge of sexually harassing a fifth grader girl. Earlier in the day, several guardians of … Read More »

Gang rape in Khulna GRP station

Advocate Mominul Islam, the woman’s lawyer, submitted the documents at the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal 3 yesterday morning, on behalf and in presence of the victim After medical report … Read More »

Gender equality key to SDGs

Despite the country being committed to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is shortage of information as well as obstacle in identifying appropriate indicators in this regard, speakers said at … Read More »