Nilima Jahan

Nilima Jahan is a Staff Reporter at The Daily Star, deeply passionate about advocating for human rights, with a focus on women, children, and persons with disabilities. She's a proud mom to two beautiful daughters—one in heaven and one on earth. Reach out to her at nilima.jahan@thedailystar.net.

Breaking barriers through arts and crafts

Persons with disabilities excel with DRRA support

3d ago

‘Ananda’ brings joy to slum children with cerebral palsy

Over the past year, 12-year-old Samia’s life has undergone a significant change. In the capital’s Korail slum, the child was born with cerebral palsy, a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination.

6d ago

Social Safety Net: Share of the poor dwarfed by others

Under the FY24-25 social safety net programme of Bangladesh, the pension for retired government employees and savings scheme interest payments account for nearly the same allocation as social assistance for the poor, the old and the disaster-struck.

2w ago

Has gender budget brought real change in women’s lives?

Since fiscal year 2009-10, Bangladesh has been preparing a gender budget to empower women, establish their rights and highlight the impact of government spending on women’s advancement.

2w ago

Safe Motherhood Day: High-risk pregnancies on the rise

After losing her first child to a congenital heart defect, Sabina Yasmin was anxious when she found out about her second pregnancy.

3w ago

Checking Violence Against Women: Govt app sees only six rescue pleas in about six years

The government’s “Joy” app, developed with a budget of Tk 45 lakh to tackle violence against women and children during emergencies, received only six rescue requests in five years and nine months.

1m ago

109 Helpline: A complaint centre or an info hub?

The toll-free 24/7 National Helpline Centre for Violence Against Women & Children 109, was introduced in 2012 to receive complaints against various forms of women and children abuse and provide services accordingly.

1m ago

Of true grit and a mother’s love from 6,000km away

As the sun sets every evening in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis, Monoara reaches her workplace, a tuna processing company, and disconnects from the world by switching off her phone’s internet.

1m ago
June 17, 2024
June 17, 2024

Breaking barriers through arts and crafts

Persons with disabilities excel with DRRA support

June 15, 2024
June 15, 2024

‘Ananda’ brings joy to slum children with cerebral palsy

Over the past year, 12-year-old Samia’s life has undergone a significant change. In the capital’s Korail slum, the child was born with cerebral palsy, a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination.

June 7, 2024
June 7, 2024

Social Safety Net: Share of the poor dwarfed by others

Under the FY24-25 social safety net programme of Bangladesh, the pension for retired government employees and savings scheme interest payments account for nearly the same allocation as social assistance for the poor, the old and the disaster-struck.

June 4, 2024
June 4, 2024

Has gender budget brought real change in women’s lives?

Since fiscal year 2009-10, Bangladesh has been preparing a gender budget to empower women, establish their rights and highlight the impact of government spending on women’s advancement.

May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024

Safe Motherhood Day: High-risk pregnancies on the rise

After losing her first child to a congenital heart defect, Sabina Yasmin was anxious when she found out about her second pregnancy.

May 20, 2024
May 20, 2024

Checking Violence Against Women: Govt app sees only six rescue pleas in about six years

The government’s “Joy” app, developed with a budget of Tk 45 lakh to tackle violence against women and children during emergencies, received only six rescue requests in five years and nine months.

May 13, 2024
May 13, 2024

109 Helpline: A complaint centre or an info hub?

The toll-free 24/7 National Helpline Centre for Violence Against Women & Children 109, was introduced in 2012 to receive complaints against various forms of women and children abuse and provide services accordingly.

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

Of true grit and a mother’s love from 6,000km away

As the sun sets every evening in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis, Monoara reaches her workplace, a tuna processing company, and disconnects from the world by switching off her phone’s internet.

May 11, 2024
May 11, 2024

A 'voyage' from Kazipara to Karwan Bazar

As I left home for office this morning, an unwelcoming surprise was waiting for me

April 30, 2024
April 30, 2024

Int'l day to end corporal punishment: The children grow but the scars remain

A few days ago, a post went viral on Facebook, saying “Today’s children may not comprehend why we were beaten in our childhoods”.

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