Afia Jahin

Afia Jahin is a member of the editorial team at The Daily Star.

July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021

The shunned, invisible cleaners of our city

As a child, my weekday dawns consisted of walking five or so minutes to the spot from where my school bus would pick me up.

July 5, 2021
July 5, 2021

Our disturbing apathy towards domestic worker abuse

There are certain topics which, when in the news, garner a lot of attention and opinions from varying perspectives.

June 12, 2021
June 12, 2021

Prolonged school closures to have repercussions on child protection

The Covid-19 pandemic has undone a lot of progress towards ending child labour, globally. What can Bangladesh do to recover some of that progress?

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

In the ‘free’ digital space, how does our bigotry persevere?

The internet and its cloak of anonymity seemingly avails us with freedom on all counts. What people see of one’s life on their social media profile/s, for instance, is what they want people to see.

May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021

Our silent, resilient saviours

At a time when most people are struggling to choose between life and livelihood, there are members of our society who have been going out of their way to help make life easier for those who have...

April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021

‘Second wave of the pandemic’ woes, etcetera

The second April of the pandemic is here, and it seems we are back to square one. Just as most institutions were planning to reopen (all of them intending to exercise proper health guidelines, one...

March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021

The business of being a female online entrepreneur

Think of something you want. Anything. No, really. Be it a set of frosted cupcakes, a piece of jewellery, or homemade sushi rolls.

March 14, 2021
March 14, 2021

The real and intangible threat of online child harassment

Enough time has finally passed for us to collectively reflect on how much, and in what ways, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our usual lives. Students, in particular, have encountered a drastic...

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

Is the priority list of vaccine recipients being maintained?

Now that the few crores of Covid-19 vaccine doses are finally arriving in Bangladesh in batches of tens of lakhs (and many more have been promised to be on their way soon), a new challenge has...