Women for women

Opinion
Faria Rashid
PATRIARCHAL societies like to deceive women into thinking that women cannot get along, work together and stand in support of one another. Given the patriarchal history of society, it has mostly worked to keep women in their places and apart from each other. This is why we hear so much about women against women,
but not that much about women supporting women. Today, on International Women’s Day, I will highlight some of the ways women can, and do, support other women

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Int’l Women’s Day observed

Bangladesh celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday as elsewhere in the world with calls for an end to discrimination and violence against women, and creating an inclusive, sustainable and gender-equal world.
Different government and non-government institutions, political and rights organisations observed the day across the country through different programmes, including processions, rallies and

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Give collateral-free loans to women entrepreneurs

Analysts urge banks at EBL roundtable
Banks should take initiatives to give collateral-free loans to women entrepreneurs by simplifying the loan application process, analysts said yesterday.
They came up with the recommendations at a roundtable on “Financial Inclusion for Women’s Economic Empowerment”, organised by Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) to celebrate

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Over 11 million girls may never go back to school after pandemic: Unicef

As the world enters the third year of Covid-19 pandemic, “true” recovery must be gender equal, Unicef said in a statement on International Women’s Day today.
“COVID-19 is devastating the lives of girls. Ongoing school closures, economic stress, and service disruptions are putting the health, wellbeing, and futures of the most vulnerable girls at

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Int’l Women’s Day today

Bangladesh celebrates International Women’s Day today as elsewhere in the world to mark women’s enormous contribution to humanity with the theme ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.’
The day comes at a time when the country is going through rising violence against women, including rapes, and high incidents of child marriage

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