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Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

Much-talked-about changes to rape law passed in parliament

In the proposed law, the punishment for rape is death penalty or life imprisonment. According to Article 9 (1) of the existing Women and Children Repression Prevention Act-2000, the punishment for ...

Parliament

Bangladeshi teen wins children’s peace prize for online fight

Sadat Rahman, 17, won the 2020 KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize for developing a mobile app to help teenagers report cyberbullying and cyber crime in his western district of Narail in ...

Bangladeshi teen wins children’s peace prize for online fight

Youth held for ‘raping’ girl after ‘fake marriage’

Police have arrested a young man on allegation of raping a girl after arranging a ‘fake marriage ceremony’ with the help of his parents in Jashore

Youth held for ‘raping’ girl after ‘fake marriage’

Police to hold nationwide anti-rape rally Saturday

Bangladesh Police is set to organise anti-rape and anti-violence rallies in 6,912 bit policing areas across the country on Saturday to create public awareness against rape and violence against women

Police to hold nationwide anti-rape rally Saturday

Virtual roundtable

‘Ending culture of impunity must to stop rape’

Enacting laws only is not enough to prevent rape and violence against women. Rather educational institutions, family, society and state must fight in unison against the menace, speakers at a ...

‘Ending culture of impunity must to stop rape’

Three celebrities speak out

Voices against rape

Three popular celebrities, cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim, actor Ferdaus, and singer Arnob, speak out here against rape and call for social resistance against rapists.

Young generation sit in Shahbagh, protesting against rape

Noakhali woman stripped, molested: Main accused sent to jail

Additional public prosecutor Altaf Hossain said Shohagh sought the bail petition himself as no lawyer represented him

Noakhali woman stripped, molested: Main accused sent to jail

JP chairman lauds govt for new rape law, fears it might be abused

Appreciating the government for introducing capital punishment for rape, Jatiya Party chairman GM Quader said special attention is needed to check the abuse of the new law

JP chairman lauds govt for new rape law, fears it might be abused

Interview: Shoko Ishikawa

'Society must be freed from toxic masculinity'

Shoko Ishikawa, Country Representative, UN Women Bangladesh, in an interview with Prothom Alo speaks about women's empowerment, advancement and the recent rise in the propensity towards rape.

Shoko Ishikawa
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