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  1. BANGLADESH: Dhaka Joins Global Efforts Against Sexual Violence in Conflict

    Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in a letter to British Foreign Secretary William Hague conveyed the decision

    Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 285
  2. BANGLADESH: Arrest Shafi, Says Women's Forum

    Bangladesh Nari Mukti Sangsad in a statement on Saturday said ‘Shafi in his remarks have disrespected and offen

    Saturday, July 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 010
  3. BANGLADESH: 3-year Pilot Project on Women Empowerment

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will provide $450,000 to the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Indu

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 971
  4. BANGLADESH: Bangladesh Parliament Amends War Crime Law to Challenge Sentence

    Bangladesh's parliament has amended a law allowing the state to appeal against the life sentence given to an oppositi

    Sunday, February 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 824
  5. BANGLADESH: Bangladesh Wins UNDP Award with Poverty Reduction Story

    Bangladesh has won second place in an annual United Nations Development Programme competition, with a story that high

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 759
  6. BANGLADESH: Law to Speed up Rape Trials Sought in Bangladesh

    In the wake of several recent rape incidents, a group of lawyers in Bangladesh yesterday demanded formulation of a ne

    Saturday, January 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 817
  7. BANGLADESH: Gang Rape Incident, a Lesson for Bangladesh

    Bangladesh's rights leaders have joined in the call of the neighbouring India for an end to crimes against women.

    Sunday, December 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 818
  8. BANGLADESH: Violence Against Women Persists in Bangladesh

    Police statistics and assessments by non-government organisations (NGOs) working to establish women's rights show tha

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 530
  9. BANGLADESH: Demand-Side Financing Bolsters Maternal Health

    Plans to expand demand-side financing (DSF) through vouchers could further improve the maternal health of thousands o

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 243
  10. BANGLADESH: Bangladesh's Hindu Women Right for Divorce Rights

    Unlike her Muslim compatriots, Tarulata Rani is unable to inherit anything from her family, cannot divorce and cannot

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 177
  11. SOUTH ASIA: Child Marriage Still Prevalent Among Adolescents in South Asia: Report

    A report on Wednesday reveals that child marriage has become less prevalent in South Asia over the last two decades,

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 069
  12. BANGLADESH: Where Women Lead the Way

    To many outsiders, Bangladesh is best known for its poverty and the natural disasters that hit it with depressing reg

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 981
  13. SOUTH ASIA: Global activists against child marriage garner support in S. Asia

    Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheade

    Friday, February 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 816
  14. INTERNATIONAL: Can we End Rape as Tool of War?

    We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 786
  15. BANGLADESH: Suffering Beyond a War

    Sunday, February 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 759
  16. SOUTH ASIA: Asian Women Shine in Politics

    Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 588
  17. BANGLADESH: Blinded Woman's Plea for Justice Highlights Dangers Faced by South Asian Women

    Bandaged and bruised, Rumana Manzur is pleading for justice after suffering a brutal assault that left her blind.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 993
  18. BANGLADESH: Dangerous Decline of Values

    In recent times, Bangladesh has been witnessing a sharp and steep decline in social and moral values -- values that d

    Friday, June 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 859
  19. BANGLADESH: 'True' Women Rights Policy Demanded

    A platform of left-leaning women associations on Tuesday called upon the government to form a policy that can 'truly

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 810
  20. BANGLADESH: Bangladeshi Women Scarred by Acid Attacks

    She is a keeper of healing secrets.

    Saturday, May 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 794
  21. BANGLADESH: Rights Chief Roots for Women Policy

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman yesterday said the government should implement the ne

    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 752
  22. BANGLADESH: Reservation of One Third of Union Parishad Ward for Women Urged

    Elected female representatives from the local government on Sunday demanded the reservation of one third of the ward

    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 757
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  25. BANGLADESH: Eleven Sentenced to Life for Bangladesh Gang Rape

    A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 11 people to life imprisonment for gang raping a female school student during pos

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 695
  26. Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences, Rashida Manjo

    Over the past three decades, gender-based violence as a form of discrimination against women has become increasingly

    Monday, May 2, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 443
  27. BANGLADESH/INTERNATIONAL: Historic May Day: Women and children perspective

    The historic May Day is being observed in Bangladesh along with the rest of the world today, with the pledge to estab

    Sunday, May 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 682
  28. BANGLADESH: Bangladeshi Women Defy Islamic Clergy

    Bangladeshi women are pushing government to implement the recently approved National Women Development Policy (NWDP)

    Friday, April 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 680
  29. BANGLADESH: Women Defy Islamic Clergy

    Bangladeshi women are pushing government to implement the recently approved National Women Development Policy (NWDP)

    Thursday, April 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 663
  30. BANGLADESH: Minority Women in Bangladesh Gang Raped in 2001-02: Report

    A judicial commission in Bangladesh has concluded that "over 200 minority women were gang raped" in the vio

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 648
  31. BANGLADESH: Women's Economic Empowerment to Get Priority in Next Budget: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the upcoming fiscal budget will have special focus on women's economic empowerme

    Friday, April 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 638
  32. BANGLADESH/MAYANMAR: Rohingya Women Flee Myanmar to Face Rape and Abuse in Bangladesh

    Tens of thousands of stateless Muslim Rohingya women and girls who fled persecution in Myanmar for safety in Banglade

    Friday, April 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 640
  33. BANGLADESH: Bangladeshi war film Meherjaan rekindles old enmities

    When Bangladeshi film Meherjaan was released in January this year, it was a great moment for the director Rubaiyat Ho

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 601
  34. BANGLADESH: Dhaka's Call to Recruit Women in Senior UN Positions

    Bangladesh, with two women leaders dominating the country's political scene both as Prime Minister and Leader of the

    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 858
  35. BANGLADESH: Women in Politics: What Should be the Focus?

    Bangladesh is historically and traditionally a highly patriarchal society.

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 709
  36. SOUTH ASIA/BANGLADESH: Establish Women's Rights in All Spheres

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for concerted efforts among South Asian countries to address the challenges o

    Monday, October 4, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 261
  37. BANGLADESH: PM Calls for Empowering South Asian Women

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has urged South Asian leaders to prevent violence against women and remove obstacles on

    Sunday, October 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 256
  38. BANGLADESH: Dhaka's Call to Recruit Women in Senior UN Positions

    Bangladesh, with two women leaders dominating the country's political scene both as Prime Minister and Leader of the

    Monday, September 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 217
  39. BANGLADESH: Asian Women Rights Groups Support War Crimes Trial

    Representatives of several Asian rights and women groups yesterday expressed solidarity with Bangladesh initiatives t

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 032
  40. BANGLADESH: The Female Factor: War's Toll on Women, Undiscussed

    The numbers are in dispute, but the story they tell has remained the same for four decades: 200,000 women (or 300,000

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 892
  41. BANGLADESH: Women Do Not Have to Wear Burqa

    DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh's High Court ordered the government to ensure women will not be forced to wear b

    Monday, August 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 039
  42. BANGLADESH: Killing Women in the Name of Religion

    Nearly two decades after a peasant woman's suicide first raised national awareness about the danger of religious ruli

    Monday, August 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 829
  43. SOUTH ASIA: India, Bangladesh Take Lead in Deploying UN Female Police Officers

    United Nations India and Bangladesh have taken a lead in sending female police officers to serve in United Nations pe

    Friday, June 11, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 243
  44. HAITI: Female Contingent

    Bangladesh's first female contingent to be deployed to an UN peacekeeping mission arrived today (1 June) in quake-rav

    Tuesday, June 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 169
  45. BANGLADESH: Bangladesh deploys female UN peacekeepers

    For the first time, Bangladesh is going to send female police officers to a foreign UN peacekeeping mission.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 072
  46. BANGLADESH: Women Move Forward But Challenges Remain

    Women in Bangladesh have taken a significant step towards greater equality, chalking up a parliamentary milestone: ne

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 045
  47. Giving Voice to Women in Muslim Countries

    Survey research has a role to play in providing Muslim women with a public voice where custom and culture does not pe

    Monday, January 1, 2007
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 354
  48. Country / Region profile of: Bangladesh

    With women holding the seats of Prime Minister, Speaker of Parliament, Opposition Leader and Foreign Minister, Bangla

    Country/Region Profile191
  49. CONFERENCE: CEDAW Discusses HR of Women in Bangladesh, Belarus and Sri Lanka

    The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women last afternoon met with non-governmental organizatio

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 947
  50. INTERVIEW: Gains, Setbacks for Women's Equality in Afghanistan, Bangladesh

    This week marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 054

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