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Dhaka: Exploitation, bullying, blackmailing are among many ways women and children are increasingly being targeted on cyberspaces by criminals in Bangladesh. The Police Cyber Support for Women (PCSW), a newly established cell of Bangladesh Police, has received over 15000 complaints in the last seven months, according to a report in The Daily Star. more
Pakistan cleric who threatened Malala Yousafzai arrested

Islamabad: A Pakistani cleric was arrested after he delivered a hate speech against  Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai recently, media reports said.

Proper gender balance in higher judiciary will further ensure women's rights in Pakistan: The Express Tribune Editorial

Islamabad: A key Pakistani newspaper has said proper gender balance in the higher judiciary would further ensure women’s rights in the country.

US report warns Taliban's return to power may undo Afghan women's advances

Kabul: A US intelligence has warned in its classified report that in case Taliban forces return to power in Afghanistan then it would risk undoing the gains made in women's rights sin ...

US report alerts: Taliban's return to power may undo women's advancement in Afghanistan

Kablu: A US intelligence has warned in its classified report that in case Taliban forces return to power in Afghanistan then it would risk undoing the gains made in women's rights sin ...

More uniformed women in peace operations, ‘key priority’

New York: Increasing the participation of uniformed women in peace operations is a “key priority” for the United Nations, the head of peacekeeping told a High-Level Launch Eve ...

‘Careers have no gender’, connect girls to tech, for a brighter future UN urges

New York: Despite information and communication technology playing such a key role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said that half the world remains offline, in his message ...

Prevention is ‘only cure’ to end sexual violence in conflict, Security Council hears

New York: “Prevention is the best and only cure” to stem the multiple, devastating and enduring consequences faced by survivors of sexual violence in conflict, especially as a ...

Women abducted in South Sudan released, hundreds remain missing

New York: Fifty-eight women and children of more than 600 who were abducted last year during vicious intercommunal fighting in South Sudan, have been reunited with their families, t ...

Bangladesh top among South Asian nations in gender equality for seventh time

Bangladesh is the most gender-equal country in South Asia for the seventh time in a row, according to the Global Gender Gap Report produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF).