Recently, an eight-storied garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, leading to the death of several hundreds of workers. Many more are trapped inside the building even as rescue operations continue to remove those who are trapped under the rubble.
Womentalk blogger Aziza Ahmed related her own shocking experience.
Date30.04.2013 | 15:24
This was my first voting experience during the local government Elections in Karachi in 2007. All I wanted to do was cast my vote to the party whose Mayor had performed extraordinarily during his tenure. Interestingly or unfortunately, the person demanding my ballot paper belonged to the very same party. Much to my dismay, I was forced to give my ballot paper in front of the staff that was present there, the personnel of security agencies and Election Commission of Pakistan. These institutions later claimed that the election process was totally “free and fair”. That made me so upset that I decided never to cast my vote again.
Date28.04.2013 | 14:06
The recent political turmoil in Bangladesh has taken various turns and twists in the last two months. I have spoken about the spirit of Shahbag, war criminals, atheism and so many other issues. I always think, talk and write as a human being. The joys I experience, the disappointments I face, successes that I achieve all are above any gender issues. I hardly consider myself to be different as a female. I am glad simply to have been born. It doesn’t give me extra pride nor doesn’t make me insecure about being a woman.
Date18.04.2013 | 7:20
While premarital sex is still a taboo in the Indian society, doctors, lawyers and social workers believe there are several cases of premarital sex among teenagers and the numbers are increasing by the day. Many people believe that the laws need to be tweaked to fit in with the changing social norms. Womentalk blogger Debarati Mukherjee spoke to five Indian women from diverse backgrounds and recorded their reactions to the changing laws.
Date05.04.2013 | 10:58
Irom Sharmila, an activist from the northeast Indian state of Manipur has been protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the AFSPA, since over a decade now. In India’s attempts to maintain the sovereignty of its territories, the state has transgressed its authority several times, raping, looting and killing locals, leading to mass misery and suffering among common people living in these areas and providing added incentive to separatist movements. Irom, as she is commonly known, is now facing trial for going on hunger strike and trying to take her own life. An eye-witness account from Womentalk blogger Vishwadeepak.
Date14.03.2013 | 11:34