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Ayesha vows to fight bar on women conducting weddings

Ayesha Siddiqua has waged a six-year battle with authorities to become a registrar, culminating in last week’s knockback from the High Court, which she plans to appeal

Ayesha vows to fight bar on women conducting weddings

Govt to do everything to ensure people’s civic and democratic rights: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday renewed her vows for tougher and continued crusade against corruption for expedited development pace and sought the countrymen’s vigil against any impediment ...

Govt to do everything to ensure people’s civic and democratic rights: PM

Saudi court jails women’s rights activist

The verdict and sentence pose a challenge to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s relationship with US president-elect Joe Biden, who has criticised Riyadh’s human rights record

Saudi court jails women’s rights activist

Rohingya Crisis

‘What choice do we have?’

Stay in a squalid refugee camp -- hopeless, starving, and made to feel a burden -- or leave, risking death, rape, human trafficking and months at sea to reach a husband you’ve never met

A Rohingya refugee looks from inside a kitchen of the camp for widows and orphans inside the Balukhali camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on 5 December 2017

Global faith leaders urge ban on LGBT+ 'conversion therapy'

The practice is sometimes referred to as "reparative therapy" but experts widely regard it as pseudo-scientific, ineffective and dangerous

Global faith leaders urge ban on LGBT+ 'conversion therapy'

Malaysia palm oil workers ‘forced to stay’ as virus creates acute labour shortage

Malaysia’s two biggest palm planters said they were not forcing workers to stay but efforts to repatriate migrants had been slowed by novel coronavirus travel restrictions

A worker collects palm oil fruit inside a palm oil factory in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 18 June 2014

Bangladesh, Turkey show real leadership in dealing with refugees: Turkish ambassador

Turkish ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan has said that prime minister Sheikh Hasina has demonstrated true leadership by allowing shelter to over 700,000 Rohingyas with a decent living ...

Turkish ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan meets Rohingyas during his recent visit to Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar

World Human Rights Day today

Bangladesh NHRC: Some disappointed, some angry

The role of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is almost silent over the incidents of 'enforced disappearance' and 'crossfire', rights activists have alleged

Bangladesh NHRC: Some disappointed, some angry

A democracy to speak, or not to speak

In the past, if the people lost their trust in the government, they would turn to the opposition. But now they are unable to have confidence in anyone

A democracy to speak, or not to speak

Rohingya crisis: Canada ready to intervene jointly with Netherlands

Canada has played a key role in the passing of several resolutions before the United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, and worked to establish the Independent Investigative ...

Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit Préfontaine
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