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Schools challenged to teach climate change as students join Greta strikes

Dozens of students packed onto a boat docked in a flood-prone area of Bangladesh listen closely to a lesson highlighting the natural life of the rivers...

‘Tiger widows’ shunned as bad luck in rural Bangladesh

Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida's crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger. Women like her...

The brothels of Daulatdia: Sex workers to get ‘honourable’ funeral

Often treated as less than human in life, there has been little dignity in death for the sex workers of one of the world's...

Ethnic Bangladeshis lose jobs as mango-mad farm owners shun thirsty rice

Kalamoti Kujur used to make good money as a labourer in the paddy fields near her home in northwest Bangladesh. But five years ago, in...

As lightning strikes surge, Bangladesh plants a defence

Along the rutted village roads of this sub-district in central Bangladesh, one plant stands out: young palm trees. Hundreds have been planted since 2017 in an...

Abused Bangladeshi housemaids struggle for justice at home

Traumatised Bangladeshi women who return home after being tortured and abused working in the Middle East rarely get justice because brokers intimidate them and they...

Orange is the new grey for Bangladesh beards

From shades of startling red to hues of vivid tangerine, brightly coloured beards have become a fashion statement on the streets of Bangladesh capital Dhaka. Facial hair...

Rescued from sex slavery, red tape traps Bangladeshi girls in India

Priya was 15 when a relative in Bangladesh tricked her with the promise of a dream job as a singer, drugged her, and trafficked her across...

Rohingya in Bangladesh face tide of hostility as welcome turns to fear

When more than 730,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017, Bangladeshi journalist Sharif Azad was sympathetic to the plight of his fellow Muslims, survivors of...

Rohingya women defy threats in refugee camps to rebuild lives one stitch at a...

Rohingya refugee Shofika Begum can't stop the flashbacks from two years ago when her husband and sister were shot dead and she was raped...