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The authorities need to raise awareness and mobilise resources to tackle this issue head-on

 

The government’s decision to increase the capacity of the ministries and divisions, then, is a definite step in the right direction

 

Make it clear that there will be zero tolerance for those who commit physicalviolence on journalists

 

At the heart of the problem is the fact that the average age for women having their first child is too low

 

Rape is a most unforgiveable crime, and should never go unpunished.

 

Rape is a most unforgiveable crime, and should never go unpunished.

 
With a 19% increase in illegal money laundering, we must ask: Why has this continued? Every year, more and more money is being illegally siphoned off to other countries, being kept in offshore accounts.
 

 

The abuse of domestic workers is all too common in Bangladesh, and even more so abroad

 

A month after the Langadu attack, it is disheartening to see communal tensions continue to spread amongst the Adivasi and Bangali communities.

 

That is the policy the government should have against terror, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is right to make it clear Bangladesh will not stand for militant activities which threaten the country’s development, stability, and peace.

 


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