Posts Tagged ‘ women ’

10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

July 25, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

When I first visited Shohagpur 15 years ago, few knew its name. I stayed the night in a windowless room in Sherpur. I felt I had a date with history. It had become known due to the efforts of Farida Akhter of UBINIG who had organised the first congregation of women freedom fighters. She...
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Posted in 1971, History, Violence, War Crimes Trial | 4 Comments »

Is all happiness lost to Shukhi?

July 24, 2015
Zeenat Khan
Is all happiness lost to Shukhi?

How many Shukhis have to endure violence, severe torture and sometimes death when demands for more dowries not being met in Bangladesh? How many monstrous husbands and in-laws will abuse and kill innocent young women because their poor parents cannot pay the dowry amount to the husbands or to their families? This is happening...
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Posted in Abuse, Violence, Women's Rights | 2 Comments »

The personal is political

June 28, 2015
Nadia Choudhury
The personal is political

I am a 21st century slave. I am given a slave name by my owner. Science is used to say I am less evolved. Theology is used to keep me from owning property. Biology is used to see me as a vessel where the rights of my body are not my own. I could...
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Posted in Abuse, Women's Rights | 20 Comments »

A first lady getting the second-class treatment

January 30, 2015
Reuters
A first lady getting the second-class treatment

President Barack Obama’s recent trip to India raised questions
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Posted in International, Politics, Women's Rights | 3 Comments »

Sexuality in Bangladesh: A pessimistic look

August 27, 2014
Nadia Chowdhury Kahn
Sexuality in Bangladesh: A pessimistic look

Growing up in Dhaka, my eyes would scour the roadside as I rode Dhanmondi to Mohammadpur.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Religious dress code and Islam

July 31, 2014
A. Rahman
Religious dress code and Islam

There had recently been a strong surge of presumed religiosity or, more accurately, mimicking of religiosity and religious dress code among the Muslim women (as well as in men) in the West
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Posted in Religion | 84 Comments »

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