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    Menstrual hygiene in hill tracts

    Joyee Chakma, Arusa I Rahim and Adnan Qader | Updated at 12:00am on June 11, 2021

    CAN you imagine using a dirty rag instead of a sanitary napkin or being isolated from your friends and families when you are having your...

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    Mahila Parishad demands inclusion of gender budget 

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:15pm on June 09, 2021

    Leaders of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad at a post-budget press conference on Wednesday expressed concern over the dropping of gender budget report in the proposed 2021-22...

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    ‘Men’s job shopping, women’s cooking’

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:06am on June 07, 2021

    The Directorate of Primary Education, in a home assignment for Class IV students, has asked them to write designated tasks for men and women by...

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    Finland offers free hijabs to women players to boost diversity

    Agence France-Presse. Vantaa, Finland | Updated at 08:29pm on June 05, 2021

    Finland's football association has begun offering a free ‘sports hijab’ to any player who wants one, in a move designed to attract a greater diversity of...

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    Singapore egg-freezing ban forces women to leave country

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 11:04am on June 04, 2021

    With a busy job that left little time to think about starting a family, Erica decided to sidestep Singapore’s ban on egg freezing for a...

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    Govt officials blamed for not ensuring rights on land

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:19am on May 31, 2021

    The mentality of field-level officials remain as the main hurdle for ensuring equal rights of women and minorities on land, said discussants at a webinar...

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    The women of the Amazon

    Gabriela Ruiz Agila | Updated at 12:00am on May 26, 2021

    ON MARCH 26, Ecuador’s ombudsman (or ‘people’s defender’) Freddy Carrión visited Pastaza, the country’s largest province, and paid homage to the resilience of Amazonian women....

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    Four to be quizzed over rape of 2 women

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on May 10, 2021

    The Dhaka court on Sunday allowed investigators to interrogate each of the four people, who are accused of raping two women at South Keraniganj in...

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    Facebook, UN to train online safety in Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 08:01pm on May 09, 2021

    Facebook has partnered with UN Women Bangladesh to conduct a daylong virtual programme on digital citizenship and online safety for over 80 participants from 30...

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    Early action needed to save women’s health

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on May 06, 2021

    TOBACCO, including both smoking and smokeless tobacco, is one of the most serious public health concerns in the world. In Bangladesh, tobacco use kills almost...