Happy birthday Avi! You would be 50 today if you were here.
We got a verdict today after six years of confusion and delay. I am sorry for turning down media requests for interviews. Instead, I am posting this statement below to summarize the situation and pose questions that have gone unanswered.
In 2015 my late husband Avijit Roy — Avi — and I visited Bangladesh, our home […]
The notion of freedom changes with time and space. At this moment, our species is standing at a crossroad of history, where individual liberty, freedom of expression, conscience, and belief have become a very important part of our existence. We are demanding equal rights regardless of sex, gender, class, race – you name it. We, […]
This article was originally published in “The Daily Star” Opinion section on May 06, 2017.
Dam after dam gave in to the unseasonably early rainfall in the Haor area (a floodplain depression in the Northeastern region) of Bangladesh. Desperate farmers watched helplessly as the onrush of water submerged their crops right before harvest. Millions of […]
Thanks to Freedom from Religion Foundation for the Forward Award. Thanks for being a partner at this critical time, helping the freethinkers in Bangladesh from half the world away. Let me introduce myself first and then I will come to the situation in Bangladesh.
I am Rafida Bonya Ahmed, I normally write with my middle name […]
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
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 […]