Shuprova Tasneem

June 20, 2021
June 20, 2021

‘What will happen to my child?’

I first met six-year-old Amina in the Kutupalong refugee camp in 2019. I couldn't help noticing the forlorn image of life in the camps she depicted—a child alone in a corner, playing with a...

June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021

‘Institutional reforms are central to effective budget implementation’

Does the proposed budget make adequate provisions for the new poor that have been created by the Covid-19 pandemic, and do you think the expanded social protection measures will reach them?

May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021

Our students deserve better policies

The prolonged school closures in Bangladesh has put us at the top of yet another unpalatable list—according to UNICEF, we have had one of the world’s longest full closure of educational...

May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

‘We still have a lot more to do for equality’

To be honest, I was not that conscious from a young age of the inequalities that exist in our society, or even of the unequal treatment that women receive within their families.

April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021

‘We have the laws and institutions – it’s time for the country to comply’

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Together, We Can Restore Our Earth”, and at today’s global climate summit, there is a definite focus on

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

The inescapability of domestic violence

The news last week was dominated by the celebrations of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation and the pride we felt at reaching the golden jubilee of independence, alongside the concerns...

March 9, 2021
March 9, 2021

Feminism must be inclusive for it to be effective

On March 2, the Prothom Alo shared a post that would move even the hardest of hearts—a photo of Dhaka South City Corporation cleaner Nurjahan Begum, pressing her hands together with tears in her...

February 28, 2021
February 28, 2021

Mushtaq’s grim punishment for the most ‘unspeakable’ crime

How should a country treat its detainees/prisoners, especially in the middle of a global pandemic?

January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021

When rape is encouraged by moral policing

On January 5, 2020, a second-year student of Dhaka University was raped in Kurmitola after she mistakenly got off at the wrong bus stop at around 7pm on her way to a friend’s house.

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

Where water lilies will always bloom

The sky was unusually blue for an early morning in late November, the day Aly Zaker passed away. Everything else that happened after feels like a sort of blur, except I distinctly remember thinking...