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15 August 2015
Some observers say rape and sexual harassment would rise in parallel with women empowerment since this patriarchal society denies freedom of women.
13 July 2015
"A 13 yr old boy was beaten to death in 4 stealing. his murderers videoed & posted it on FB. I'm so ashamed to be a Bangladeshi today"
10 July 2015
"They are [attacking] bloggers because the Internet penetration is still low in the country and they want to silence freedom of speech that exposes their narratives and political message."
8 July 2015
"We do not know what was done with my father. We do not know whether he is alive or dead. There is no progress in the case."
19 June 2015
After the country's New Year's celebrations were multiple sexual assaults, women opened up as part of a special Women's Week of Blogging campaign about their experiences with sexual violence.
26 May 2015
Hijras often face widespread discrimination and are shut out of employment opportunities. Bangladesh wants to recruit them as traffic police to help change that.
22 May 2015
11 May 2015
27 April 2015
22 April 2015
Netizens have used social media to try to identify the assailants, who were captured on film in the act. Meanwhile, social media is brimming with protests against sexual violence.
15 April 2015
Among the fun and festivities for Bengali New Year in Bangladesh was a serious message, "Burn many lights in the darkness of hearts," to commemorate bloggers and activists recently murdered.
5 April 2015
Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.
31 March 2015
A young man named Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was killed in Bangladesh by religious fanatics in the second such incident in a month's time.
28 February 2015
Popular Bangladeshi actor Shakib Khan joined protests against Indian movies being screened, arguing it would hurt the country's struggling film industry. Film distributors and cinema owners then banned his films.
27 February 2015
I close the windows of my car, and think of buying a fire extinguisher. [Then], if a bomb is thrown inside my car, I'd be able to douse the fire.
Roy is the second Bangladeshi blogger killed since 2013. Horrifying photos of he and his wife, bloodied and injured on the street, were circulated on social media.
20 February 2015
Afghanistan competed in its first ever game in the Cricket World Cup against Bangladesh, also comparatively new to the international sporting competition.
17 February 2015
Riaz Khan pulled the Bangla translation of "23 Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Muhammad" after its publication sparked outrage from hardline religious groups, but the threats continue.
10 February 2015
Bangladesh's Google Street View launched February 5. One Facebook user posted his amusement at seeing his lungi, a sarong-type cloth, appear in the image (it was hanging from his balcony).
8 January 2015
One study found that nearly 76% of rickshaw-pullers in Dhaka send money back home to their villages through mobile banking due to its safety and cost efficiency.