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    Lung cancer prevalence high among women in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:45am on December 13, 2018

    Smoking and alcoholism are not common among women in Bangladesh but incidence of lung cancer among them is significantly high compared with the western women...

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    S Asian women migrants in distress abroad

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan . Marrakesh, Morocco | Updated at 12:39am on December 10, 2018

    Bangladeshi civil society members and migrant rights activists on Saturday called for taking collaborative steps by South Asian sending countries to protect their female domestic...

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    Mahila Parishad for one-third seats for women in parliament

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:01am on December 10, 2018

    Bangladesh Mahila Parishad has again demanded inclusion of the pledge for keeping one-third of the parliamentary seats for women candidates in the election manifestos of...

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    No family feud in name of realising rights

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 03:11pm on December 09, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the country’s women not to create problems in their families while trying to realise their rights as everyone...

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    Five receive Begum Rokeya Padak 2018

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    Five people received prestigious Begum Rokeya Padak 2018 on Sunday in recognition of their outstanding contributions to society and women empowerment....

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    66pc Bangladeshi women suffer from domestic violence: researchers

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:17am on December 07, 2018

    Two of every three women, around 66 per cent, suffer from domestic violence and 72.7 per cent of them never disclosed their experience to others...

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    EC to take steps to bring woman voters to polling centres: Kabita

    United News of Bangladesh . Rajshahi | Updated at 01:50am on December 05, 2018

    Election commissioner Kabita Khanam on Tuesday said all necessary measures would be taken to ensure the presence of woman voters and help them cast their...

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    More than 150 women, girls raped in S Sudan: UN

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:46pm on December 04, 2018

    More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or...

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    Much needs to be done to end domestic violence

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2018

    GLOBALLY and nationally, home has been identified as the most dangerous place for women in recent years. A UN study on violence against women says...

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    Home most dangerous place for women: UN study

    Agence-France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 01:15am on November 27, 2018

    More than half the women who were murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members, making home ‘the most dangerous place...