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Volume 6 | Issue 03 | March 2012


Original Forum

Readers' Forum
Our War Crimes Trials:
Making it Happen
-- Ziauddin Choudhury
Putting an End to Fatwa Violence
-- Arafat Hosen Khan
Girl on Girl:
How we perpetuate abuse and violence
-- Shahana Siddiqui
The Price of Violence
-- Interview with Dr. Julia Ahmed
Equal but Different:
Gender discrimination in immigration rules

-- Farah Huq
The Crime Never
Considered a Crime
--- AZMM Moksedul Milon

Photo Feature
Woman Rising

Women in the Workplace:
Gender-specific challenges
in the corporate world

--- Olinda Hassan

Women's sports in Bangladesh --
An Encouraging Year

-- Naimul Karim

Her vindication, he supports
-- Shayera Moula

An Aconcaguan Birth
--Wasfia Nazreen
On Objectification of Women in
Mainstream Hollywood Movies

--Rifat Munim
Silence of the Voices
--Zoia Tariq


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Woman Rising

A Photo Feature by Anisur Rahman

Women in our country fight every day against the odds -- of poverty, discrimination and outright violence. Yet they continue their struggle to survive. Low wages, poor working conditions and lack of social security characterise the work environment for most women, but it does not stop them from waking up every morning and embracing the challenges -- and successes -- of another day.

Women have been the majority work force of a garment industry that, in the last 25 years, has become our key export division and a main source of foreign exchange. At present, the country generates about $5 billion worth of products each year by exporting garments. There are more than 4,500 garment factories across Bangladesh employing more than 3.5 million people; about 90% of them are women.

Anisur Rahman is Deputy Chief Photographer, The Daily Star.

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