Every day we have to read or hear about some rape and also killing after rape occurring in different areas of the country. Rape and killings are direct physically attack on a woman’s body but violence against women is more than that. These other forms of violence caused by social, economic and cultural factorsand various development policies are often ignored not because that they are not directly physical or invisible but they must be made so to justify systemic violence. Injecting Depo-Provera into poor women’s bodies or implanting Norplant under her skin for population control and keeping garment workers under lock and key
The entire governmental machinery of Bangladesh, with its retinue of law-enforcement units, intelligence agencies, and security forces, has totally and abysmally failed to protect minority communities in the South Eastern region of the country. A large number of monasteries, temples, houses and establishments of the Buddhist communities of the area, and even those belonging to some of the Hindu communities, have been subject to open arson and looting. Starting on September 29th, 2012 for 3 straight days the rampage continued in Cox's Bazar and Chittagong districts. The devastating attacks began
From Copenhagen to Cancun: Low expectation prevails
The COP 16 of 2010 UNFCCC climate conference began in Cancun from 29th November for 12 days amidst much lower expectation of achieving significant commitment from the developed countries for lowering the emissions. After the failed climate conference of the COP 15, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009, there is not much to expect from Cancun. The struggle of the environmental activists and the delegates of the developing cou
Reliable and Accurate Data on Population for Whom?
The 11th of July is World Population Day. The United Nations Population (UNFPA) has selected the theme "Everyone Counts", which according to them "will underscore the importance of data for development". The main issue raised through this theme is of "fostering an understanding of why reliable, disaggregated data is so crucial to progress and encourage peopl
On Lalon: 'Divinity' is political
DEPART in its inaugural issue of January 2010 (Volume 1 Issue 1) published an interview of Farhad Mazhar. DEPART says, "Farhad Mazhar answers five questions on Lalon and his school of thought that forms the apex of artistic and philosophical practices centered on what once was Nadiya in the geographic sense and now has taken over the philosophical landscape of Bangladesh". We are reproducing the interview here,
- চতুর্থ সংশোধনীতে হারানো ক্ষমতা সামরিক আইনে ফিরে পাওয়ার কথা বেমালুম ভুলে গিয়েছে আদালত
- আইনের শাসনের তামাশা ও বাকশাল ‘দর্শনের’ জের
- আদালত অবমাননার বিচার ও দণ্ড প্রসঙ্গ
- ‘কমিউনিস্ট’দের রিমান্ড সমস্যা
- হাসিনার কনস্টিটিউশন সংশোধন: আসলে কি হতে যাচ্ছে?
- সংজ্ঞাহীন অবারিত এখতিয়ার বন্ধ হবে কবে?
- ছয় বছরেও চূড়ান্ত হয় নাই আদালত অবমাননা আইন
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