Online harassment can range from hate speech and verbal abuse to (threat of) circulation of doctored photos and videos. In worst cases, perpetrators record rape in the form of video and photographs and then use it to extort or silence the victim.
In 2009, the High Court issued a directive that requires active anti-sexual harassment cells in all educational institutions and workplaces. The landless organisations used RTI to find out how many schools in their locality had complied with the HC directive.
Women in the tea gardens suffer from a host of reproductive and health issues, which remain unaddressed.
Bangladesh needs to develop age-appropriate, inclusive, system-backed sex education
Shocked and horrified at the brutality of the assault, we, who had been friends and fellow activists for ages, shared notes on our urgent need to go see her, to tell her she was not alone.
The increasing difficulty of accessing clean water is forcing young women in coastal areas of Bangladesh to try to halt their menstrual cycles by misusing contraceptive pills, putting their long-term reproductive and mental health at risk.
Women and girls suffer the most, with hardly any services for reproductive and maternal health.
It is clear that the way we are talking about violence against women is not working
By interviewing current and former students of Qawmi madrasas, we wanted to know why sexual violence happens in the institutions where they go to study the Quran and where they are supposed to maintain strict Islamic practices.
While discussing the legal recognition of gender identity, many participants highlighted that the state authorities and general people lack sufficient understanding of the various clusters of the transgender population.
Bhawaiya, produced and reproduced by both men and women, bears the elements of subverting Bengali gender norms.
The link between the structural and personal is continually at risk of getting obscured in favour of an individualist reading of interpersonal violence.
The need for corroborative or medical evidence to prove rape (and therefore these two rules) violates the global standards set by the UN and the WHO.
Workplace sexual harassment is common in Bangladesh. It inhibits women from entering the labour market and is also a major reason why they drop out of work.
Societal expectations and cultural norms impact young people's SRHR, including their choices about their bodies, relationships, and futures
According to our study, 17 percent of women experienced physical abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic, 30 percent of them reported mental torture while 34 percent reported no harassment or abuse