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Bangladesh: Do not legitimize Paedophilia

There is no room for argument, that the child marriage epidemic in Bangladesh is a concern for a leader as ambitious as Seikh Hasina, whose leadership is often praised and seen as pivotal for Bangladesh’s success in gender equality and in eradication of poverty.

At the July 2014 Girl Summit in London, she made a commitment […]

A miscarriage of justice

A little over a year after being charged with assault and torture of 11-year old domestic worker Mahfuja Akhter Happy, cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife Nritto Shahadat are acquitted by judge Tanjila Ismail of a tribunal for prevention of women and children repression in Dhaka.

Happy was found in the street of Dhaka, crying, with […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Activism, Free Speech, Human Rights, Secularism, Women|0 Comments

The Predecessors of ISIS: A History

With the advent of ISIS, the world is witnessing one of the most brutal carnage in recent history. This latest branch of Salafism has turned a dystopian fantasy into reality. Nevertheless, the so-called Islamic state is not the first fringe Islamic group that seeks to allure the Muslim mindset with their prophecy claims and bring […]

We must honour our dissenters: An interview with Maryam Namazie

In a personal conversation with Maryam Namzie I shared the story of Mukto-mona, discussed on key global issues what sort of future we envisage.

Click here to watch the interview

Talk in Women in Secularism 2016

fuuuuuuu. What an empowering couple of days. I don’t know if you guys felt it, but there has been so much power, so much strength in this room! What a diverse, talented and sassy group of women!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to talk in this event. I will also like to take the […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Secularism, Women|2 Comments

87% of our women are rape victims: What are we, a nation of rapists?

No human word can explain the pain of being raped by the person whom we love and trust most. Unfortunately, almost all of the Bangladeshi women live through this painful reality, and when I say women, I literally mean our sisters and mothers.

A gruesome picture was found in 2011 by a study carried […]

By |October 9th, 2016|Human Rights, Women|5 Comments

A three in one

By: Basharat Ishtiaque

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​I’m a girl. A pure bold Muslim Bangladeshi born. I am certainly entitled to live my life my way. No one has the authority over me to make me forgo my rights.

The key thing that affected my life drastically was being born as a female child in Bangladesh. Not to mention, […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Freethinking, Human Rights, Women|1 Comment
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