Opinion

December 23, 2021
December 23, 2021

Supporting the hands that feed our forex reserves

Bangladesh and Malaysia have recently signed an MoU paving the way for Bangladeshi migrant workers to reap the benefits of employment opportunities in Malaysia.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

Why are Rohingya women and girls so unsafe in refugee camps?

One in four Rohingya women and girls in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, has suffered gender-based violence (GBV), according to data gathered by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in...

November 29, 2021
November 29, 2021

The time for the world to act in Palestine’s favour is now

Displaced, colonised, marginalised, terrorised, tortured, victimised, killed; these are just some of the many forms of dispossession and ethnic cleansing the Palestinian people have had to endure...

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

To be free from gender-based violence, we need empowerment

Gender-based violence has historically permeated across our social mosaic.

November 16, 2021
November 16, 2021

We must embrace diversity for inclusive prosperity

The space for tolerance is shrinking in most parts of the world. From major conflicts to the more subtle acts of discrimination, minority groups, refugees and marginalised communities are facing...

November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021

Why the lax attitude in bringing traffickers to justice?

Human trafficking continues to plague Bangladesh. As recently as October this year, the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested 11 traffickers belonging to two rackets—one of them being “Dance Club.”

November 3, 2021
November 3, 2021

Where to draw the line between free speech and hate speech?

On a cold winter day in February 2020, BJP leader and turncoat politician Kapil Mishra tweeted a video, asking his followers to “prevent another Shaheen Bagh,” referring to the anti-Citizenship ...

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

To understand communal violence, we must dig deeper

Communal tensions in Bangladesh have recently escalated to an alarming level.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Regional efforts needed to end Afghanistan’s woes

The Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) is emerging as a major threat to peace in Afghanistan, proving the Taliban’s previous judgement of their capabilities wrong.

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Pandora Papers: What does it reveal about the shadow economy?

The biggest journalistic partnership in history—consisting of more than 600 journalists from 150 media outlets, including the BBC, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Radio France and Indian Express...