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Selima becomes Global Ambassador for TIAW

Selima Ahmad, Founder President of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BWCCI) has become a Global Ambassador for The International Alliance for Women (TIAW), USA. selimaThis prestigious membership was given to Selima for her extraordinary work in developing women entrepreneurs of the country as well as the region. The chosen ambassadors are women with extensive networks of global contacts within the international women’s economic development community who have substantive practica...

BWCCI to promote SMEs through SS-Gate

Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) signed a working agreement with The South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange (SS-GATE), a UNDP project to promote  Bangladeshi  SMEs  specifically  in  the  southern  region  of  the  world.  The  signing ceremony took  place in  Doha,  Qatar  on the  first  day  of the First  Arab  States Regional  South-South Development  EXPO, 18  February  to  20  February  2014. BWCCISelima Ahamd, Founder President and Chairperson of Women Entreprnenurship Development and Program committee of  B...

Nearly 87pc women suffer abuse in Bangladesh

Stunning statistics show domestic abuses against women are the norm in Bangladesh. About 87 percent women in the country have been victims of various forms of domestic violence in their lifetime, according to a recent government sponsored survey. Conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, the first ever national census on women and violence was completed in late December and released early this month. womenOf a total of 12,600 women surveyed, 65 percent said they were physically tortured by their husbands, 36...

Two Bangladeshi women forced into prostitution in India

The Pune crime branch of India has arrested two women agents and rescued two Bangladeshi women, who were forced into prostitution. The police have identified the suspects as Puja Mahadev Kamble (20) of Sai Chowk, Pimpri and Puja Lalchand Harjani (32) of River road, Pimpri. The social security cell of the Pune crime branch led by senior inspector Sanjay Nikam made the arrest. stop_women_abuseNikam told that police constable attached to the social security cell Ajit Dhumal had received ...

Breaking gender stereotypes in Bangladesh

About 2,000 men toil over huge, half-finished ships in a shipyard on the coast of southern Bangladesh. The clatter of grinders, drills and hammers fills the air and the smell of fuel, dust and sweat is everywhere. Workers are building vessels that will be used to ferry thousands of passengers along the maze of waterways that make up the delta that runs through the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world. genderOne of the workers is a little different from the rest. Her long dark...

191 Bangladeshi women police working in UN peacekeeping mission

A total of 1,837 Bangladesh Police member including 191 women are working in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission across the world. women policeUnder Secretary General of the UN Amira Haq said this while speaking at a workshop titled 'UN police for 2020' held at Double Tree Metropolitan Hotel on Friday. "The current number of UN police member has increased to 13,000 from 1,600," she said and laid importance on security and safety good police structure in the workshop.