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· May, 2015

Stories about Bangladesh from May, 2015

Bangladesh Wants ‘Third Gender’ Hijras to Serve as Traffic Police

Hijras often face widespread discrimination and are shut out of employment opportunities. Bangladesh wants to recruit them as traffic police to help change that.

STATEMENT: Global Voices Calls for Safety of Bangladesh Bloggers

We condemn the recent murders of bloggers and call on authorities to ensure that those responsible for these killings are brought to justice.

Ananta Bijoy Das Becomes Third Free-Thinking Blogger Killed This Year in Bangladesh

Das promoted critical thinking about religion, which sparked the ire of Islamic hardliners in Bangladesh. He was hacked to death by a group of masked people with machetes.

Why Arabic Script on the Walls Might Not Stop Public Urination in Dhaka

"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."

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