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Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

64pc of rape victims in Chattogram are girl children

Rape has increased three-fold in five years in the port city Chattogram. The accused and the victims are mostly homeless and of low income families

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626 children sexually abused in Bangladesh in 2020: MJF

The number of children forced into marriage rose by 60 per cent at that time. And at least 145 children died from rape, attempted rape, murder, abduction, disappearance and torture

Members of a feminist group take part in an ongoing protest in front of the parliament building in in Dhaka, demanding justice for the incidents of rape. The photo taken on 10 October, 2020

Migrant women workers suffer both at home and abroad

Women go abroad as migrant workers with big dreams, but often return battered and bruised, physically and mentally, even dead

Reshma Khatun comes to the Shahjalal International Airport to collect the body of her  sister Abiran Begum who worked as domestic help in Saudi Arabia in 2017 and returned dead in 2019

LGRD official held for attempted rape of child in Jashore

According to the case statement, Jahidul took the child at the roof of his office on 30 December luring her to provide sweets

LGRD official held for attempted rape of child in Jashore

Cumilla witnesses alarming number of rapes in 2020

The rape victims included women across all age groups, from four years of age to over 70, according to data from Cumilla Medical College Hospital’s medicine wing

Cumilla witnesses alarming number of rapes in 2020

Coronavirus and abuse, women are haunted by both

A visible rise in physical and sexual violence against women this year in the country shows the adverse attitude of society towards women and their vulnerable state, even during a global crisis

Coronavirus and abuse, women are haunted by both

8-year old gang-raped and killed in Bogura: Police

The girl fainted as she was bleeding profusely when Bappi strangled her to death. The body was brutally disfigured to make it look like a victim of wild animals

8-year old gang-raped and killed in Bogura: Police

BIPSS Policy Cafe

Sensitisation, not impunity, needed against gender-based violence

Gender-based violence that existed in the country and beyond has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sensitisation, not impunity, needed against gender-based violence

Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act

‘Most women are unaware of this law’

Despite one year since the enactment of the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, this law has failed to meet expectations

‘Most women are unaware of this law’

BRAC data

Gender-based violence rises with COVID-19

BRAC releases new data on gender-based violence in conjunction with 16 days of activism, which run through December 10

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