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Ending bullying and humiliation over Menstruation

By Mantoe Phakathi MBABANE , Jan 21 2020 (IPS) – When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice. “My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear,” recalls the ... Read More »

A girl found dead in the capital might be a rape victim

Dhaka, Dec 6 – A girl, found dead on Wednesday night in a lane on the Circular Road in Malibagh area of Dhaka might have been raped before being killed, said a forensic doctor after an autopsy on Friday. Sohel Mahmud, head of the Dhaka Medical College Forensic Medicine Department, told reporters that her hands, legs, waist and spinal cord ... Read More »

ইয়োগা রানী ‘শ্বেওতা ওয়ার্পে’ ঢাকা আসছেন

ভারতের ‘মিস এলিট এশিয়া’ ২০১৮, ‘মিস ইন্ডিয়া গুডউইল ইন্টারন্যাশনাল’ ২০১৮ এবং ‘মিসেস জাতিসংঘ সুন্দরী’ খেতাব বিজয়ী ইয়োগা থেরাপিস্ট শ্বেওতা ওয়ার্পে বাংলাদেশের জাতীয় এনজিও ডরপ এর ‘বটম লাইনিং মা সংসদ’ এর ব্র্যান্ড এমব্যাসেডর হিসাবে আগামী ৩০ অক্টোবর বুধবার ঢাকায় আসছেন। Read More »

নারী মাদকাসক্তি চিকিৎসা ও পুনর্বাসন কেন্দ্রে পারিবারিক সভা

২১ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৯ ইং তারিখে ঢাকা আহ্ছানিয়া মিশন নারী মাদকাসক্তি চিকিৎসা ও পুনর্বাসন কেন্দ্রে চিকিৎসা নিতে আসা পরিবারের সদস্যদের নিয়ে পারিবারিক সভার আয়োজন করা হয়। এবারের সভার আলোচ্য বিষয় ছিলো “মাদকদ্রব্য ব্যবহারের সমস্যা ও সহ-ঘটমান মানসিক রোগ”। Read More »

Girls outshine boys in HSC examinations

Dhaka, July 17 – The girls are outshining the boys in pass rates in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations over the last several years which are good but lower pass rate of the boys should not be a good sign, experts said on Wednesday. Read More »

Let’s talk about sex – and why power matters

By Dr Natalia Kanem UN, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) – Every year on World Population Day (July 11), UNFPA receives queries from journalists about the total number of people around the world. Numbers are indeed important because they help governments develop policies that respond to evolving needs for services such as education and health. Read More »

The sex scandal at the heart of the Afghan government

By Yogita LimayeBBC News, Kabul Afghanistan has been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment at the highest levels of government. Officials deny wrongdoing but a BBC investigation has heard from women who describe a culture of abuse. In a house near the foot of the dusty mountains that surround Kabul, I meet a former government employee. She asks to remain ... Read More »

E-com rules promoted in name of women’s economic empowerment

Geneva, Jul (Kinda Mohamadieh) – Women in digital trade was the subject of a workshop convened at the World Trade Organization on 1 July. The day-long workshop was co-convened by the European Union, Trinidad and Tobago and Senegal, the fifth since the release of the Joint Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos ... Read More »

Women’s rights are key in slowing down population

By Sivananthi Thanenthiran UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2019 (IPS) – The increase in world population by 2 billion in the next 30 years will present a serious global challenge especially if we do not find new paradigms of development thought and renewed global political leadership. Our region, the Asia and the Pacific region is already home to 60 per cent ... Read More »

Put gender violence survivors in front and centre

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, Jun 20 2019 (IPS) – Sexual violence is still all too common and continues to threaten peace and security worldwide. How can we do better? Put survivors at the centre. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, on Jun. 19, United Nations officials as well as government and civil society representatives ... Read More »

Sexual assaults in BD take horrific turn: Two held

Dhaka, June 15 – Two minor girls have reportedly been raped in Netrakona and Comilla while a bus driver and his helper arrested in Manikganj for ‘rape attempt’ on a woman in their moving vehicle. Besides, a youth has been held in Feni for ‘repeatedly raping’ a schoolgirl and a man in Sirajganj over ‘rape attempt’ on a minor girl. ... Read More »

A call for concrete changes to achieve more gender equal world

By Princess Sarah Zeid Amman, May 29 2019 (IPS) – On the eve of the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver June 3-6, Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan interviewed Dr. Olfat Mahmoud, a Palestinian refugee and women’s rights advocate. Princess Sarah spoke with Dr. Olfat about what the humanitarian system would look like if organizations like hers could help shape it, ... Read More »