Stories By 'The Daily Star'
Thanks to the rise of the #MeToo movement, issues related to sexual harassment and sexual assault, especially at the workplace, have received much-needed attention in recent times.
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The lack of recognition of women’s unpaid work in Bangladesh is something that has fortunately begun to be discussed. This was highlighted yet again at a press conference on Sunday marking the International Day of Rural Women.
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As per Oxfam’s latest “Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index”, Bangladesh ranked 148 among 157 (where a lower number means better performance) countries surveyed.
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After a brief hibernation, terrorism tried to rear its ugly head, again. On Friday, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) carried out an operation targeting a house in Mirsarai, Chittagong. During the operation, two JMB operatives exchanged fire with the law enforcement agency before exploding suicide bombs, killing themselves, according to the police investigators’ primary findings.
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It is good to learn that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), for the first time, has expressed their concern over the violence that was committed against the Rohingyas in Rakhine that has “led to loss of life, injuries, destruction of homes, and displacement of a large number of people.”
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In remote Diri Mro Para in Bandarban’s Alikadam, a group has been cutting down trees illegally from a Village Common Forest (VCF), causing a serious water crisis for ethnic communities who depend on VCFs to conserve their water sources.
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