Stories about Bangladesh from May, 2015
Hijras often face widespread discrimination and are shut out of employment opportunities. Bangladesh wants to recruit them as traffic police to help change that.
We condemn the recent murders of bloggers and call on authorities to ensure that those responsible for these killings are brought to justice.
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.
"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."