Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

In Bangladesh, Grassroots Efforts to End Violence Against Women

In Bangladesh, domestic violence against women and girls who live in slum areas is widespread. Efforts to improve the situation are difficult because of ingrained cultural norms. But a campaign by a group of non-profit organizations is trying to spark change among thousands of the country’s poor.   In a slum in Dhaka, 10 people sit in a narrow lane between small homes with tin roofs. Women with colorful shawls on their heads sit on a mat next to four men. They listen as two female...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter