“As a journalist, your only space is at the edge. You have to be constantly feeling the heat. Go back one more step, and you may cease to be effective. There are no safe options, and no prizes for popularity and if you’re not making certain people uncomfortable by your presence, you are probably doing something wrong. The struggle for change is a never-ending process that requires you to be constantly alert, and forever swimming against the current. It is a lonely, stressful, tiring and immensely gratifying journey.”

Photo: Nurjahan poisoned herself after being shamed in public. Mohila Porishod, the largest women’s organisation in Bangladesh took up the case and in a landmark trial, all the seven men accused of shaming Nurjahan were given the maximum sentence in a landmard trial. Nurjahan’s father in their home in Chatokchora in Sylhet, Bangladesh.