Wisdom of life

Monthly Archives: October 2016

New study finds female dominance in migration to Bangladesh cities

Source: bdnews24.com The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, launched the ‘Urbanization and Migration in Bangladesh’ study report on Wednesday with a call on authorities to pay attention to the new phenomenon. “This trend, despite providing girls and women with new opportunities, comes with many challenges attached, which city administrations, policy-makers and employers need to pay close attention to,” UNFPA Country Representative Argentina

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New NGO Bill: EU envoys express concern

Source: The Daily Star European countries' envoys in Dhaka yesterday expressed concern over a provision in the foreign-funded NGO law which stipulates that making “inimical” and “derogatory” remarks on the constitution and constitutional bodies by such NGOs will be an offence. The provision can prevent the smooth and timely implementation of development projects and limit the freedom of expression, said the EU Delegation to Bangladesh in

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Bangladeshi worker takes FIFA to court

Source: WWW.dhakatribune.com A Bangladeshi migrant worker has filed a lawsuit, with a Dutch trade union, against Fifa for exploitation in Qatar for the World Cup 2022 preparations. The Netherlands Trade Union Federation (FNV) is taking Fifa to a Swiss court on behalf of a migrant worker. Nadim Sharaful Alam, 31, a Bangladeshi migrant, is the lead plaintiff in the case. The FNV sent a letter to Fifa on Sunday night and asked it to accept responsibility

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80.2% married women abused by husbands: Report

Source: Star Online Report. Around 80.2 percent of married women are abused by their husbands at least once in a lifetime, a government report has said. There are five forms of violence—physical, sexual, economic, emotional and controlling behaviour, the report said. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) revealed the report title ‘Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey-2015’ at the National Economic Council (NEC) auditorium today. The

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