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Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to scrap a proposed legislation that calls for lowering the legal marriage age of girls to 16. Child marriage rates are very high in South Asia, with Bangladesh topping the list.
Date26.06.2015 | 13:01
TagsAfghanistan, bangladesh, Child marriage, girls' rights, HRW, human rights violation, Human Rights Watch, marital rape, Pakistan, south asia, women's rights
DW’s the Bobs competition 2015 (#thebobs15) has given an award to the Mukto Mona blog, which means ‘freethinker’ in English. One of the bloggers of the group blogging site, Rafida Ahmed Bonya, will receive the award on June 23, 2015 at GMF (#dw_gmf). We will follow her during the visit and will include regular updates about her. So stay with us!
Date20.06.2015 | 16:10
Tags#dw_gmf, #thebobs15, Arafatul Islam, assault, Avijit Roy, bangladesh, blogger, Dr. Avijit Roy, Freethinker, Global Media Forum, Mukto-Mona, Rahida Ahmed, religious fundamentalists, The Bobs
Women are victims of 80% of the roughly 1,500 acid attacks reported globally each year, says London-based charity Acid Survivors Trust International. These cowardly moves are meant to maim, disfigure or blind the victims. It is an atrocious act to cause shame, pain and suffering for other people.
Date12.06.2015 | 20:18
Tagsacid attack, Acid attacks in India, Acid Survivors Foundation India, Afghanistan, ASFI, bangladesh, Cambodia, National Commission for Women, NCW, Pakistan, women's rights
Born in Dhaka, the bustling capital of Bangladesh, Aasha Mehreen Amin learnt to read and write in English early in her life thanks to her supportive and progressive parents. She got an opportunity to study economics at BostonCollege, where she found her rhythm in the analysis of the world’s current events and their links back to the state of her country.
Date12.06.2015 | 13:47
Most of the readers’ comments refer to articles about the ISIS’s brutality against women and about child marriage. But there are also comments on articles about relationships. Check it out here!
Date12.06.2015 | 13:15
Tagsbangladesh, Child marriage, India, Iran, IS, ISIS, love and relationships, tradition, women's rights, Yazidi
Policemen in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, have been in the news this week after officers brutally beat and kicked a girl taking part in a protest against sexual harassment. The incident has been condemned in social media.
Date15.05.2015 | 12:12
TagsArafatul Islam, bangladesh, girl, Ismat Jahan, Lucky Akter, sexual assault, sexual harassment, women's rights
Although the Bangladeshi authorities have yet to establish the motive behind the murder of blogger Avijit Roy, his wife claims religious fundamentalists killed her husband because of his writings.
Date08.05.2015 | 11:58