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  • To help women entrepreneurs, men should first change themselves

    To help women entrepreneurs, men should first change themselves

    When I set out to research masculinity and entrepreneurship in Dhaka, I expected to hear the occasional sexist remark. Instead, I was

  • ‘Financial products are empowering rural women’

    Financial products for women and the digital revolution are playing a big role in empowering the rural women entrepreneurs, speakers said at a programme.

  • Breaking Social Barriers: UN honours three Bangladeshi women

    The UN has honoured three Bangladeshi women who defied tradition, challenged gender stereotypes and social barriers put in front of them because they are women.

  • ‘Women's right to make decisions is paramount'

    ‘Women's right to make decisions is paramount'

    Cooperation between Bangladesh and the Netherlands in different sectors goes back over half a century. This year, the

  • Stop shaming stay-at-home women

    Stop shaming stay-at-home women

    The importance of women having financial independence cannot be overstated. It is the number one reason women stay in an abusive

  • PM emphasises three actions at UN discussion

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasised the need for three actions, including working for overcoming gender stereotypes regarding women's ability, to advance women empowerment.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina honoured for women empowerment

    'Deeply honoured'

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for mobilising a new global alliance to promote women's rights and empowerment.

  • Rohingya Crisis: Dhaka wants sustainable solution: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh wanted a peaceful, sustainable and an early solution to the Rohingya crisis as the country was now bearing the entire brunt of the recent exodus of persecuted Myanmar nationals.

  • The world needs empowered women more than ever

    "Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world,” former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once said. Her words ring particularly true in Asia, where stereotypes and cultural norms continue to prevent millions of women from fulfilling their real potential.

  • Progress not possible without women participation: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says that our country’s 'meaningful progress' is not possible leaving out the women, the half of the total population, from the development process.

  • US to honour Sara Hossain, 13 others tomorrow

    The United States is going to honour 14 women across the world, including barrister Sara Hossain, for their exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  • Arifa Akhter, Lalmonirhat

    No fetters could tie her down

    She is unable to do anything with her hands since her birth. But it could never stop Arifa Akhter from pursuing her dreams. Defying all predicaments, the indomitable Lalmonirhat girl sits for her Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations. She became the subject of curiosity as she started writing with her legs.

  • Many unable to decide their healthcare needs

    At least 37 percent women in Bangladesh are unable to take decisions about their own healthcare, according to a report published by UN Women...

  • 'NGO' cheats rural women

    We are amazed at the report of “NGO officials” at a remote village in Sadurapul upazila in Kishoreganj embezzling about Tk 37 lakh from poor rural women in the name of capacity-building and income-generation.

  • Sexual harassment: Protests flood Facebook, Twitter

    On the fourth day following the ruthless and inhuman sexual harassment on women at TSC on Pahela Baishakh, the social media continue to be flooded with protests from users, condemning the heinous act.

  • Financing women's enterprise

    WOMEN seeking to stand on their own face daunting odds in procuring seed money to start a business or set up a small enterprise.

  • Rural women's double jeopardy

    JUST how vulnerable the village women are to harassment, coercion and graft while seeking justice or claiming other entitlements has been brought to bold relief by a TIB study.

  • #SheForHe

    THE International Woman's Day comes every year with new campaigns, new tag lines, new slogans and newer pledges. Every year, there seems to be more men endorsing women's rights.

  • Women's Day

    Feminist solidarity in neoliberal times

    ANOTHER International Women's Day has come and gone. This year, my Facebook feed was jammed with passionate debates on the merits of the BBC documentary 'India's Daughters.'

  • Where their real power lies

    WE may feel encouraged by the upward trend in social indicators that give credence that women are much better off than they ever were in terms of maternal mortality, health, nutrition and even as far as job opportunities are concerned. But there is a glaring absence of women in decision making roles across all professions. This is where the challenge of gender equity really lies.

  • Afgan’s first and only female taxi driver

    Sara Bahayi is Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver in recent memory, and she is believed to be the only one actively working female driver in the country