Shuprova Tasneem

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

The empty seats in our classrooms

After 543 days of school closure, one of the most protracted education gaps in the world that was caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,

September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021

Legal empowerment: the missing catalyst for human trafficking victims

When you first read it, it may seem like something scripted for the silver screen: the story of a Bangladeshi woman who is struck by an awful tragedy—her 17-year-old daughter lured away by...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Workers treated as cogs in a system that only sees profit

“Thousands of garment workers yesterday returned to work in industrial belts in Dhaka and elsewhere amid the nationwide shutdown, raising fears of a rapid spread of the novel coronavirus…”—this was...

July 7, 2021
July 7, 2021

Can we be doing more to ensure vaccine equality in Bangladesh?

Bangla-desh is facing one of its worst weeks since the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the country in March last year. On Monday, we saw the highest daily death toll since the pandemic began (164 lives...

June 20, 2021
June 20, 2021

‘What will happen to my child?’

I first met six-year-old Amina in the Kutupalong refugee camp in 2019. I couldn't help noticing the forlorn image of life in the camps she depicted—a child alone in a corner, playing with a...

June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021

‘Institutional reforms are central to effective budget implementation’

Does the proposed budget make adequate provisions for the new poor that have been created by the Covid-19 pandemic, and do you think the expanded social protection measures will reach them?

May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021

Our students deserve better policies

The prolonged school closures in Bangladesh has put us at the top of yet another unpalatable list—according to UNICEF, we have had one of the world’s longest full closure of educational...

May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

‘We still have a lot more to do for equality’

To be honest, I was not that conscious from a young age of the inequalities that exist in our society, or even of the unequal treatment that women receive within their families.

April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021

‘We have the laws and institutions – it’s time for the country to comply’

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Together, We Can Restore Our Earth”, and at today’s global climate summit, there is a definite focus on

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

The inescapability of domestic violence

The news last week was dominated by the celebrations of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation and the pride we felt at reaching the golden jubilee of independence, alongside the concerns...