Most women do not regret having an abortion, study finds

An overwhelming majority of women who get an abortion do not regret the decision to undergo the procedure, according to a new study published in the academic journal Social Science & … Read More »

DU rape victim identified rapist after his arrest: Rab

The Dhaka University student who was raped and tortured in Dhaka’s Kurmitola area on the night of January 5 has identified the rapist after his arrest. The rape victim identified him after seeing his … Read More »

DU erupts in protest

Students issue ultimatum for arrest of culprits; rape evidence found; victim under treatment at One-Stop Crisis Centre The rape of a Dhaka University student on Sunday night has sparked outrage with … Read More »

Raped, sixth grader dies by suicide

A sixth grader died by suicide in Panchagarh Sadar upazila yesterday, hours after she was allegedly raped by her neighbour. Morium Khatun, 13, of Mollapara village, was a student of Vatapukuri … Read More »

Gender, toilets, and a day in a policewoman’s life

Currently, the traffic police employ 64 women in the nation’s metropolitan areas – three additional deputy commissioners, two assistant commissioners, 35 sergeants, two assistant sub-inspectors and 22 constables It is ten … Read More »

Include transgender people in the mainstream

Speakers urge government Speakers at a roundtable yesterday urged the government to include transgender people into the mainstream to ensure their rights, as this community lags far behind others. They also … Read More »

DU yells, ‘Period not a dirty word’

Recently installed pad vending machines on campus ensure easy access to menstrual hygiene In a country where menstruation still faces myriad social, cultural and religious stigmas, which are big barriers to … Read More »

ASK: Rape incidents doubled in 2019

Mob lynching kills 65, a death every day from extrajudicial killing Just concluded 2019 experienced about double the number of rape incidents compared to 2018. A total of 1413 woman were … Read More »

New Year’s Day a reminder of need for action to prevent newborn deaths: UNICEF

The agency believes 2020’s first baby will be born in Fiji and that globally, over half of all births on 1 January will take place in eight countries: India, China, Nigeria, … Read More »

National Dialogue on Early Married Girls and GBV

Government and other stakeholders working against child marriage should jointly develop a national master plan to prevent child marriage. This master plan should also include early married girls to improve their … Read More »