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Breaking the glass ceiling

Breaking the glass ceiling

Law and Rights

Wed, Nov 17 2021

Women face many challenges in male dominated professions, and Syed Sadia Hossain discusses some of them...

Indian feminist icon Kamla Bhasin passes...

Indian feminist icon Kamla Bhasin...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 25 2021

She had been diagnosed with cancer a few months ago

'This is our homeland': Women plead...

Women plead for basic rights in...

South Asia

Wed, Sep 22 2021

Gains for women under the Western-backed government were largely confined to Afghan cities, but the Taliban...

Taliban: Women can study at universities,...

Afghan women allowed at universities,...

South Asia

Sun, Sep 12 2021

Classrooms divided by curtains have already been seen in many places since the Western-backed government...

UN rights chief: Taliban's treatment...

'Taliban's treatment of women a red...

South Asia

Tue, Aug 24 2021

Michelle Bachelet said her office had received credible reports of serious violations in places that...

Mahila Parishad bats for uniform family...

Mahila Parishad bats for uniform family...

Bangladesh

Mon, Aug 23 2021

Social norms, religious narratives and religion-based family laws are responsible for discrimination...

Images of women vandalised after Taliban's...

Images of women vandalised around...

South Asia

Thu, Aug 19 2021

Since returning to power the group has pledged to respect women's rights

Taliban: Islamic scholars to decide...

Taliban: Islamic scholars to decide...

South Asia

Wed, Aug 18 2021

During their 1996-2001 rule, also guided by Islamic law, the Taliban stopped women from working

Afghan girls return to school in Herat...

Afghan girls return to school in...

South Asia

Wed, Aug 18 2021

During the Taliban regime in the 1990s, women and girls were mostly denied education and employment

Taliban: Burqa not mandatory for women,...

Taliban: Burqa not mandatory for women,...

South Asia

Tue, Aug 17 2021

Alongside concerns centring on clothing, numerous countries and rights groups have raised the alarm for...

Survey: Women's unpaid care work goes...

Survey: Women's unpaid work goes up...

Bangladesh

Sat, Apr 24 2021

The survey also reveals that only 12.9% of fathers or male members spend time accompanying children

Woman barred from entering home after...

Woman barred from entering home after...

Bangladesh

Fri, Mar 12 2021

Rokhsana was subjected to torture by her in-laws ever since medical tests confirmed that she was having...

Saima Wazed: We need to be willing to...

Saima Wazed: We need to be willing to...

Bangladesh

Thu, Jul 9 2020

Cornerstones of the transition of the role of women in Bangladesh are the growth in the RMG sector and...

Nowfel: Shafi’s remarks will not affect...

Nowfel: Shafi’s remarks will not affect...

Education

Sat, Jan 12 2019

He says those exercising free speech should remain respectful of the constitution’s mandate for...

Social reform is rare bright spot in...

Social reform is rare bright spot in...

Middle East

Tue, May 29 2018

Plans for tourist visas will boost the leisure sector, curbs on the power of the religious police may...

Saudi Arabia expands crackdown on women's...

Saudi Arabia expands crackdown on women's...

Middle East

Wed, May 23 2018

Ending a decades-old ban on women driving cars is part of a bid to diversify the economy away from oil...

'I'm for men's rights too'

'I'm for men's rights too'

Bangladesh

Wed, May 2 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh has made enormous strides in women's rights

Lessons from Saudi Arabia

Lessons from Saudi Arabia

Nadeem Qadir

Mon, Apr 30 2018

Perhaps the Saudi crown prince has the right idea

‘We have to be the change that we want...

‘We have to be the change that we want...

Bangladesh

Sat, Mar 31 2018

Award-winning human rights activist Geeta Menon has been working for the betterment of the underprivileged...

No country for women

No country for women

Ekram Kabir

Fri, Mar 30 2018

Bangladesh needs to ensure women’s safety in every sphere of life

The very word ‘freedom’ is forbidden...

The very word ‘freedom’ is forbidden...

Bangladesh

Thu, Mar 8 2018

Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi recently visited Bangladesh with two other laureates -- Mairead Maguire and...