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How have women’s legal rights evolved over the last 50 years?

Tea Trumbic Today, women have just three-quarters of the legal rights of men. In 1970, it was less than half. The Women, Business and the Law 2020 report presented results from our recent effort to document how laws have changed since 1970. This exceptional dataset has already facilitated ground-breaking research that shows that a country’s performance on the Women, Business ... Read More »

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 »

Winners of National Film Award react over achievement

Entertainment Desk The prestigious National Film Award for the years 2017 and 2018 were distributed on Sunday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the awards to the winners at a colorful ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital. The awards were distributed in 27 categories for the year 2017 while 28 categories for the year 2018.’Dhaka Attack’, ... Read More »

Disagreements continue over Adaptation Fund Board membership

Madrid, 5 Dec (TWN) — Discussions on the membership of the Adaptation Fund Board continued to be contentious at the ongoing climate talks in Madrid, with developing countries calling for a procedural discussion on the matter, and developed countries calling for changing the composition of the AF Board through a substantive decision. Read More »

Nine Buet students expelled from dormitories over ragging

17 others face suspension for different terms Dhaka, Nov 28 – Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) authorities have taken punitive actions against 26 students for their involvement in ragging in two dormitories. Of them, nine were expelled from two residential halls and suspended from academic activities for different terms while 17 others were suspended from the halls for ... Read More »