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    Sexual abuse cases in aid groups on the rise: Report

    Leading aid agencies received at least 539 reports of sex abuse and harassment last year, an exclusive survey shows, a 13 percent increase on 2017 which charities said shows abuse victims are more willing to speak up.

  • The gaps in our laws we need to address

    Sabrina Zarin, Barrister-at-Law, (Hon'ble Society or Lincoln's Inn, UK) and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Partner in FM Associates, talks to The Daily Star's Moyukh Mahtab about needed reforms in sexual violence and harassment laws in Bangladesh and the importance of raising awareness, especially among children.

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    JU suspends 17 students

    The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) suspends 17 students for different periods over sexual harassment, for beating up fellow students and taking drugs on the campus.

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    Threatened by an abusive culture

    The alleged sexual assault of an under-age female weightlifter sent shockwaves through the country's sports fraternity yesterday. Bengali daily Kaler Kantho revealed that a 17-year-old weightlifter was admitted to a mental hospital on October 23 because of mental trauma suffered in the aftermath of the alleged assault.

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    Natore DC made OSD for ‘sexual harassment’

    Natore Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Golamur Rahman has been made officer on special duty (OSD) on charge of “harassing a female colleague”.

  • Harassment: Natore DC accused by a female colleague

    A female colleague has accused the Natore deputy commissioner of harassing her by sending her “indecent” text messages and making “suggestive” proposals.

  • Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

    Google parent Alphabet confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened.

  • Stamp out sexual harassment in the media

    Thanks to the rise of the #MeToo movement, issues related to sexual harassment and sexual assault, especially at the workplace, have received much-needed attention in recent times.

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    #MeToo: 20 women offer to testify against Akbar

    As the #MeToo movement gains ground in India, 19 female journalists who worked with 'The Asian Age' newspaper and one who worked with Deccan Chronicle, came out in support of their colleague Priya Ramani who has accused union minister MJ Akbar of sexual harassment, a joint statement issued by them said.

  • Men should be worried

    Men all over the world are getting worried. Or at least they should be. What started out as a movement in the US against sexual harassment of powerful men at top positions in Hollywood...

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    HC seeks report on workers sexually harassed abroad

    The High Court today sought a report from the government about the details on how many Bangladeshi workers have been sexually harassed in foreign countries, including Saudi Arabia, so far.

  • Microsoft expands program for women returning to work

    Microsoft Corp is expanding a program designed to increase its hiring of women seeking to rejoin the workforce, following a rash of complaints about sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the world’s largest software company.

  • Stop sexual harassment at work

    Sexual harassment at workplace has emerged as a growing problem for women in Bangladesh as more women are now joining the workforce. Speakers at a discussion on Wednesday talked about the problems of harassment, violence and discrimination facing female professionals in general, and stressed on bringing in appropriate legislation to prevent them. Law, if enforced properly, can greatly help to curb such practices, but it is only part of the solution.

  • Harvey Weinstein charged with rape

    Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is arraigned in a New York court, charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations that triggered the #MeToo movement.

  • Tackling the menace of sexual harassment

    It is extremely concerning that the guideline issued by the Supreme Court for addressing sexual harassment at educational institutions and workplaces remains unimplemented even after almost a decade. This means that universities and organisations have failed to fulfil their obligation to form committees responsible for investigating sexual harassment complaints and taking appropriate action.

  • Univ girl harassed on bus: 3 Turag Paribahan staff remanded

    A Dhaka court places three staffers of a Turag Paribahan bus on three-day remand in a case filed for sexually harassing a university student in the running bus in Dhaka on Sunday.

  • 3 held for 'sexually harassing' univ student in bus

    Three transport workers are arrested in connection with sexually harassing a private university student in a running bus in Dhaka on Saturday.

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    3 Eden college students ‘assaulted, sexually harassed’

    Three students of Eden Women's College and their three female relatives are “assaulted and sexually harassed” by salesmen of a clothing store at Chandni Chowk market in Dhaka.

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    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.

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    ‘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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.