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Fear of sexual harassment triggering child marriage: survey

A recent survey by Plan International Bangladesh found that fear of sexual harassment and social exclusion are the major reasons behind parents marrying off their daughter at an early age.

SC forms committee against sexual harassment

The Supreme Court administration has formed a five-member committee to receive complaints of sexual harassment on court premises, conduct inquiry into them and make necessary recommendations to this effect.

Why do many women shun shared motorbikes?

Sahera Khatun Shimul, a young working woman, has to travel from Dhanmondi to Khilgaon regularly to attend her office.

February 21, 2022
February 21, 2022

Fear of sexual harassment triggering child marriage: survey

A recent survey by Plan International Bangladesh found that fear of sexual harassment and social exclusion are the major reasons behind parents marrying off their daughter at an early age.

November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021

SC forms committee against sexual harassment

The Supreme Court administration has formed a five-member committee to receive complaints of sexual harassment on court premises, conduct inquiry into them and make necessary recommendations to this effect.

October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019

Why do many women shun shared motorbikes?

Sahera Khatun Shimul, a young working woman, has to travel from Dhanmondi to Khilgaon regularly to attend her office.

May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018

Sexual abuse at the hands of UN peacekeepers

In November 2015, a 14-year-old girl in the Central African Republic (CAR) said that two peacekeepers attacked her in November as she was returning home near Bambari airport. Peacekeepers at the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) base were stationed there to guard the airport and allegedly committed numerous such acts of sexual abuse and exploitation.

May 4, 2018
May 4, 2018

Business As Usual?

Farah Sharmin, an HSC student at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, escaped an attempted rape while on a journey with her mother from Abdullahpur to Rampura on a Shuprobh at Paribahan vehicle in the evening. As the bus neared Rampura and passengers thinned out, Sharmin and her mother were left alone with some boys sitting at the back.

May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017

WHY WOMEN POLICE DON'T REPORT SEXUAL VIOLENCE

When the 23-year-old constable Halima Begum was posted to her new workplace at Gouripur Thana, Mymensingh, her father, Helal Uddin Akand, was ecstatic.

June 5, 2015
June 5, 2015

Ready to Fight Back!

We all say and know that sexual harassment has, unfortunately, become a part of our daily lives. Everyday, women out on the streets of Dhaka face harassment in some form or the other.

May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

THE IMPORTANCE OF AWARENESS

On May 4, 2015, a student from the first grade of the Mohammadpur Preparatory School was sexually assaulted by a school employee.

May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

BACK TO THE DARK AGES

In the last few weeks, there seemed to form a large divide between people, both offline and online.

May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015

At the Root of the Matter

Sexual harassment, thankfully enough, has now become a topic of discussion amongst peers.