Build for the crises to come

Build for the crises to come

While we work to protect our communities and our countries against Covid-19, we need to also prepare them to deal with the climate crisis, writes Runa Khan. It feels as though nature has left humankind reeling, our sense of vulnerability siphoned collectively towards...
Josna Rani: A Queen in Her Own Right

Josna Rani: A Queen in Her Own Right

Rani, meaning queen in Bangla, lives up to her namesake. In 1983, at the age of 15, Josna Rani got married, having no choice but accept child marriage, being born into an extremely poor family. Seeing as her new husband was also a laborer, their financial troubles did...
Jobeda Khatun: Rising Against All Odds

Jobeda Khatun: Rising Against All Odds

For several years, Jobeda remained in abject poverty. Her first child was born to every financial disadvantage, seeing as there were no options available to him. His father, a day labourer, could not add much to the household, and Jobeda, uneducated and married as a...