LGBT sexual ritght

Sexual and Gender Based Violence against LGBTQ People in the Global South: A Missing Development Issue

Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people is very deep-rooted and encountered everywhere, whereas in the context of the Global South it is particularly prevalent. The effects of violence such as exclusion from the labor market, education, healthcare, family and social networks – from the perspective of the poor, may be much…Read More

Who are the Rohingyas?

Who are the Rohingyas?

Abstract:  this article trace down the origin of Rohingyas and also the history of Arakan state, how the Rohingyas evolve in Arakan, the advent of Islam in Arakan when the influx of Rohingyas started at Bengal.  The first settlers of the Chittagong region were the Rohingyas or the people of Arakan.  And the history of…Read More

Impact of Rohingya Crisis on Rohingya Refugee Women and the Future

Impact of Rohingya Crisis on Rohingya Refugee Women and the Future

Abstract: A mass exodus of over 6 million people from Myanmar (to Bangladesh) began from mid- August 2017, following a brutal military campaign against them. The mass people experienced unimaginable atrocities including women who had been subjected to systematic rape, torture and seeing family members killed.  While safe from violence, they were subjected to in…Read More

The Changing Face of Saudi Women: The Sight of the Bigger Picture

The Changing Face of Saudi Women: The Sight of the Bigger Picture

In recent years there is some good news coming from Saudi Arabia. For instance, allowing women to drive. Saudi Arabia had been the last country in the world in which women were banned from driving a fact that was frequently used by critics as proof that female citizens of Saudi Arabia were among the worlds…Read More

A Quick Look through the Gender Lens

A Quick Look through the Gender Lens

Gender equality means when men and women enjoy the same opportunity and freedom across all society, including economic participation and decision making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations, and needs of women and men are equally valued and favored. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful,…Read More

gender inequality in Afganisthan

In Afghanistan, Access to Education Is Improving, but Gender Inequality Persists

Afghanistan has inherited a paralysed and almost non-operational educational system with embedded gender inequality from three decades of conflicts. According to Afghan ministry of education, after the Taliban ouster in 2001, an estimated one million children predominantly boys were attending school, while, girls were almost entirely deprived of schooling opportunities. Therefore, the government of Afghanistan…Read More

Poverty, Child Marriages and Development in Rural Zimbabwe

Poverty, Child Marriages and Development in Rural Zimbabwe

Poverty and child marriages in rural communities have effects on each other…but how can we best address these complementing problems that are hindering development in rural communities. In my own opinion, I believe that it is poverty that is driving the numbers of child marriages higher in African rural societies. Blessing Vava also commented in…Read More

Environment and Gender

Environment and Gender: What has changed since 1995?

Following the claims of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Earth is the fundamental resource on which people rely for their prosperity and one´s well-being.  Although often ignored and downplayed, in many cases gender norms affect the impact of people on the environment, the effect of environmental degradation on people, and finally, access…Read More

the constitutional review of the Indigenous status of ethnic minorities in Bangladesh: 

Indigenous status of ethnic minorities in Bangladesh: A constitutional review

Bangladesh has been blessed with multicultural heritage as well as history. There are about 57 ethnic minorities in Bangladesh. According to the survey of 2011, the country’s ethnic minority population is around 1,586,141 which comprise 1.8% of the total population though they claim they are 3 million. Ethnic minorities like to address themselves as indigenous…Read More