Taqbir Huda | The Daily Star

    Taqbir Huda

    The writer is a trainee-advocate at Chancery Chambers in Bangladesh and a legal volunteer at the Bangladesh Society for the Enforcement of Human Rights (BSEHR - Manabadhikar).

  • We have laws but why don’t they work?

    This year’s International Women’s Day, as the ones before it, comes with a reminder that the culture of impunity for violence against women (VAW) continues to be a concern, despite there being a myriad of laws that are meant to counter VAW in our country.
  • Why do rape cases stay out of court?

    Despite the frequent media reports of rape in Bangladesh, existing studies suggest that most rape survivors do not take legal action.
  • Why crossfire will not solve our rape problem

    The recent rape incident of a second year Dhaka University student has reignited widespread public frustration on the prevailing culture of impunity for rape in our country.
  • The colonial legacy of rape laws

    Rape continues to be one of the most prevalent forms of violence against women in the world and Bangladesh is sadly no exception.
  • What legal action can a male rape victim take?

    On August 19, 2019, Jamir Ullah*, a 45-year-old father of one based in Sreepur, hanged himself from a beam off the balcony of his home after being gang raped by 10 men.