One day, during ICE Club weekly meeting, we discussed “equality between men and women”. It was amazing to hear the male gender protecting their status and not wanting this claimed equality. They said that we, women, have to admit that power is in men’s hands. And I’m wondering what great things they have realized until now but wars, poverty, insecurity…
So you see how men behave even in a ,if we can say it, “modern minded” country.
I read an article about Ladies from Bangladesh on Rising Voices and I felt amazed, sad and even mad hearing that there are people women in this world who are still fighting hard for their rights. Yes, Bangladeshi women are fighting for their rights for centuries now.
I’m glad they have access to school (the first school for girls had been created in 1849). Now, (starting from 1925) they have the right to vote. But yet, those are not enough. Women in Bangladesh are victims of moral and physical brutality in their every day life. The discrimination and violence against women are mainly due to muslim and hindu religions and beliefs which are still accepted by the Constitution of Bangladesh.
A great thing to know, women in Bangladesh, by the help of Rising Voices and through Narijibon Projects, join the blogosphere and hope a huge change. A huge change because they can express themselves, they are heard, they are loved…
Nari Jibon Projects has been founded in Dhaka in 2005. This project is to provide alternative skills for poor or/and under-educated women by teaching them Bangla, English, computers… Also, they have joined the citizen media to let the world know about their stories, life,… them.
I invite you to discorver Bangladeshi women’s life, to hear their opinion, to share their experience, to find out their culture, to know their dreams and hope… by loging on
I am personnaly falling in love with these and want to have them.
Pics from Sristi Kotha ‘s blog