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  • March 7 Sexual Harassment

    March 7 Sexual Harassment: 'Proof found in CCTV footage'

    Police yesterday said they found proof of a college girl being sexually assaulted in Banglamotor area on Wednesday, an incident about which she opened up on Facebook.

  • Asaduzzaman Khan

    ‘Cops identifying those linked to yesterday’s sexual harassment’

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says that law enforcers will take action against those who sexually harassed women on streets in Dhaka yesterday.

  • woman-in-the-workplace

    What it means to be a woman in the workplace

    It is rare for women to be at the top, period. And even rarer for that woman to have worked their way to the top—more commonly, those who hold privileged positions often inherit their family businesses. Here, we feature women in diverse industries who have worked their way to the top, in a man’s world.

  • On Facebook, they open up

    A number of women alleged that they had been sexually harassed by groups of men on crowded streets of Dhaka yesterday.

  • SSC examinee sexually assaulted in Rajshahi

    Youth jailed for sexually harassing SSC examinee

    A mobile court jails youth for 10 months and 10 days for sexually harassing female SSC examinee at an exam hall in Rajshahi’s Durgapur upazila.

  • The sexual harassment reckoning

    Deeds, not words!” Britain's suffragettes shouted, as they fought for—and won—the right to vote 100 years ago. Today, that call to arms seems more apt than ever. For all the advances that women have made in the last century, the tendency to pay lip service to women's rights and dignity, without doing what is necessary truly to protect them, is more obvious than ever.

  • Sexual Harassment in Bangladesh Public Transport

    21 women raped, assaulted on public transport in 13 months: Report

    At least 17 women were either gang raped or raped inside public transports while four other women were sexually harassed across the country in the last 13 months, a passengers’ welfare platform said.

  • The spectre of online sexual harassment

    Yeanur Rahman came to Dhaka with big dreams. She studied hard, aced her final exams maintaining a good GPA and got admitted into a public university in the capital. Things were going exactly as she had envisioned. Better yet, the freshman thought she had fallen in love with someone in her very first year.

  • sexual harassment in Asia

    Violated and shamed: Sexual misconduct in Asia

    As more victims step out to tell of sexual harassment in the United States and Europe, The Straits Times Asian bureaus look at how the region perceives this rarely publicly-discussed issue.

  • Rajshahi University 10th convocation

    RU students protest harassment of female students on campus

    Rajshahi University students form a human chain protesting physical harassment of female students by unknown people on the campus.

  • Ivanka Trump

    Harassment of women 'can never be tolerated': Ivanka Trump

    Sexual harassment of women should "never be tolerated", Ivanka Trump told an audience in Tokyo, calling for women to be treated with greater respect at work.

  • Good men should not be quiet spectators

    As the crowd builds of those telling their story, we see a picture of real life begin to emerge. A critical mass is growing that proves how much goes wrong when people can act with impunity in a culture of silence.

  • The burden of guilt

    So much has been said and written about sexual harassment of late. Much of it attributed to sexual harassment on campuses of colleges and universities, particularly in North America, and left the voice of the abused in silence. In all these writings, less has been said about the hyper-sexualised society where we often overlook the importance of consent when it comes to sexual behaviour. Thoughts get tangled in trying to analyse on whom does the blame of such abuses lie.

  • Sexual harassment: SC orders AUST teacher to surrender

    Supreme Court orders Mahfuzur Rashid Ferdous, a teacher of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) in Dhaka, to surrender before a lower court in a case filed over sexual harassment.

  • Can public interest litigation change culture?

    In order to minimise occurrences, the court directives urged all employers and educational institutions to prohibit sexual harassment, ensure that their environments are not hostile toward women and girls, and establish complaint committees through which instances of sexual harassment can be handled and reported to the government of Bangladesh in the form of annual reports.

  • Pabna trader attacked for protest

    A fertiliser trader was brutally attacked with sharp weapons and critically injured in Failzana village of Pabna's Chatmohar upazila on Sunday night after he protested the illicit relationship of a man with a woman from his own community.

  • Sexual harassment: JU lifts expulsion order on 5 BCL men

    Jahangirnagar University withdraws the expulsion order on the five Chhatra League activists of the university unit, who were expelled last year on charge of sexually assaulting a female indigenous student.

  • Sexual harassment: Ahsanullah teacher sent to jail

    A Dhaka court today sends Mahfuzur Rashid Ferdous, the sacked teacher of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, to jail after rejecting his bail petition in a case filed over sexual harassment.

  • French female ministers decry harassment

    Seventeen women who have served as ministers in France say they will no longer be silent about sexual harassment in politics.

  • AUST teacher terminated over ‘sexual harassment’

    Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) terminates its Associate Professor Mahfuzur Rashid Ferdous just after two days of his confession that he sexually harassed his female students.

  • AUST teacher admits harassing students

    Mahfuzur Rashid Ferdous, a teacher of the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), confesses before a Dhaka court that he sexually harassed his female students.

  • 5 victims testify against AUST teacher over 'sexual harassment'

    Five female students of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) who fell victim to sexual harassment by their teacher testify before separate courts in a case filed in this connection.

  • Sexual harassment: Ahsanullah teacher on 2-day remand

    Mahfuzur Rashid Ferdous, a teacher of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology in Dhaka, has been placed on a two-day remand in a case filed over sexual harassment.

  • JUST closed after students’ demo

    Jessore University of Science and Technology (JUST) is closed for 15 days following demonstrations of students over the suspension of four of their fellows on sexual harassment charge.

  • 11-yr-old raped in Khilgaon, ‘culprit’ arrested

    An 11-year-old girl has been allegedly raped in Dhaka’s Khilgaon area. A case has been filed in this regard and the accused cuprit arrested.

  • She is mine

    She could have been ours. She could have been our daughter. She could have been returning home after a dinner, stopped at a traffic signal...

  • The Indian actress who hit back after being Photoshopped into porn

    Jyothi Krishna is one of the most famous names to emerge from the film industry centred in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It's a smaller and more conservative filmmaking hub than the much more famous Bollywood, and mostly makes films in the Malayalam language, but it does produce about 200 films a year.

  • Adabor SI sent to jail

    A Dhaka court yesterday sent Ratan Kumar, a sub-inspector of Adabor Police Station, to jail in a case filed for alleged sexual harassment of a private university student.

  • One-third of Japanese working women sexually harassed: survey

    One-third of Japanese working women experience sexual harassment at their place of employment, though nearly two-thirds of these women suffer in silence, a survey shows.

  • Investigate again

    A Dhaka court yesterday ordered Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to further investigate the case filed in connection with sexual harassment of some women during the Pahela Baishakh celebrations on the Dhaka University campus last year.