Bangladesh Police will hold countrywide rallies today in a bid to create public awareness against rape and all sorts of violence against women.
The rallies will be held at 10am simultaneously, maintaining health safety rules and social distance, said a press release sent by Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general of Police Headquarters, yesterday.
Significant numbers of women, public representatives, teachers, imams of mosques and people from all walks of life will participate in the programmes, it added.
The participants will urge people to come forward to resist rape and violence against women. Leaflets will be distributed to raise awareness against the heinous crimes.
The programmes of every police beat (6,912 in total) will be broadcast on Facebook live.
Police Headquarters said police are working with professionalism to bring the perpetrators to book to ensure social order, peace and public security.