Are the dogs days over?

A pet-care boom during the pandemic is unlikely to be followed by bust as lockdown ends Swantje Green and her boyfriend both grew up in the countryside with family pets. But busy careers in London and a small flat meant a dog was not an option for them as adults. Until the pandemic. They moved... Continue Reading →

Bangladesh’s biggest city plans to ban cycle rickshaws| THE ECONOMIST

Millions of people could lose their livelihoods DHAKA |For many Westerners, the cycle rickshaw (also known as the cyclo or pedicab) is an iconically Asian form of transport. In fact, most Asian cities have long since abandoned them (and a few European and North American cities have taken them up). But in Bangladesh the cycle... Continue Reading →

How abuse and women making more money are linked — and what can be done | The Lily (The Washington Post)

A surge in female employment in Bangladesh and Zambia has disrupted traditional gender norms A recent study of female garment factory workers in Dhaka found that 52 percent had experienced some form of domestic violence over the previous year. As women’s roles change, according to the study, men seek to “punish” them for breaking with traditional gender... Continue Reading →

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