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· February, 2013

Stories about Bangladesh from February, 2013

27 February 2013

What India Can Learn From #Shahbag

22 February 2013

Bangladesh Raises Voice to End Violence Against Women

With fists raised to the sky, thousands of Bangladeshis throughout the country stood together in city streets and plazas last week chanting "no more, no more!" to demand an end...

18 February 2013

#Shahbag Protesters Bid Farewell to Brutally Murdered Blogger

As protesters continued their chants at Shahbag calling for Bangladesh's war criminals and affiliates of the Islamist party to be beheaded, one of their own, Ahmed Rajib Haider was brutally...

Videos from “One Billion Rising” Global Protests for Women's Rights

Every third woman falls victim to violence in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 thousands of people all over the world protested against these daily acts of violence with dance.

16 February 2013

Bangladeshi Artists Capture Shahbag Protests in Cartoons

The protests in Shahbag square in Bangladesh's capital city, where thousands of people have gathered to demand death for war criminals, rage on for a 12th day. Several artists have...

14 February 2013

Bangladesh Unites at Shahbag for 42-Year-Old War Crimes

Drop by drop, the Shahbag intersection in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka has become an ocean of people, demanding justice for the atrocities committed during the country's 1971 liberation war and...

11 February 2013

Bangladeshi Women Join Shahbag Protests in Remarkable Numbers

Extraordinary numbers of Bangladeshi women have joined the groups of protesters occupying the capital city Dhaka's Shahbagh intersection demanding capital punishment for war criminals. The movement, spearheaded by bloggers and...

10 February 2013

In Pictures: The Protesting Crowd In Shahbag

Last Friday, 8th of February, 2013, hundreds of thousands of people started to gather since morning in Shahbagh's Generation Square in solidarity with bloggers and online activists’ ongoing protests. Arif...

#Shahbag in a 140 Characters

8 February 2013

Bangladesh: All Roads Lead To Shahbagh

The protests at Shahbagh intersection in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka continue for the fourth day. Protesters demand capital punishment for Jamaat-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah and other war criminals on trial.

7 February 2013

Bangladesh: Protests Must Rise Above Politics

Bangladesh: Protesters Demand Capital Punishment for 1971 War Criminals

Abdul Quader Mollah, the secretary general of Bangladesh's Islamist party Jamaat-e Islami has been sentenced to life in prison for murder, rape, torture and other crimes committed during the 1971...

6 February 2013

Tourist Hordes Trashing World's Largest Mangrove Forest

Increasing numbers of loud and littering tourists are damaging the world's largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh, home to the Royal Bengal Tigers and a colorful collection of other wildlife.

4 February 2013

Chobi Mela VII: Photographs Connecting People of The World

The 7th Chobi Mela (Photo Fair), a biennial festival of photography, is taking place in Bangladesh capital Dhaka. This international event is perhaps the world’s most demographically inclusive photo festival...