Category Archives: Society

They are just too powerful – but are they? (In memory of all those we lost in road accidents)

Mridul Chowdhury

Published in BDnews24 on 17 August 2011.

This piece calls to bring into account the vested interests that defend the status quo in our transport sector.

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Back to Black

Shahana Siddiqui

Published in the Daily Star Forum on 4 July 2011.

This piece argues that the case of Rumana Monzur and others will simply fade in and out of newspaper headlines and civil society interest.

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Rumanas, and Why they Stay

Hana Shams Ahmed.

Published in the Daily Star Forum on 4 July 2011.

This piece argues that we are all accomplices to the violence carried out against women in our society.

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The poison of male violence

Naeem Mohaiemen.

Published in the Daily Star on 16 June 2011.

This piece discusses violence against women that pervades in our society.

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Whose face are we saving?

Asif Saleh

Published in BDNews24 on 15 June 2011.

This piece challenges the culture of silence when it comes to domestic violence.

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House of Cards

Shahana Siddiqui.

Published in Forum on 5 April 2011.

questions the social pressures which keep people bound to unhappy relationships.

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Sufi of Suburbia: Struggles of a Muslim identity in Bangladesh

Shahana Siddiqui.

Published in Forum on 7 February 2010.

This piece takes a journey of self-discovery while trying to understand the notion of the Bengali Muslim identity.

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