sexual violence

August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Why Bilkis Bano’s rapists should be behind bars

Men who raped Bilkis Bano during 2002 Gujarat riots allowed to walk free on the same day that PM Modi promised to make the nation a better place for women.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Will buses ever be women-friendly?

Govt must take stern action to stop sexual harassment on public transport

August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019

Myanmar troops' sexual violence against Rohingyas 'genocidal intent'

Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military's genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators concluded in a report release.

April 20, 2019
April 20, 2019

Ninth grader tries to take her own life after ‘rape’

A ninth-grader attempted to die by suicide allegedly after being raped several times and publicly beaten up by the rapist in Mymensingh’s Gafargaon on Thursday.

April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

Impunity, moral decline to blame

A culture of impunity, moral degradation and culprits’ getting political backing in many cases are the major reasons why incidents of rape and sexual violence continue unabated in the country, according to experts and rights activists.

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

If I reject your proposal, will you let me live?

Her death has sent out a clarion call. But we don't know how long it'll take for the call to make a veritable change. How long the call will keep blaring in the air. Our hearts remain suffused with questions.

March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019

“She asked for it”

Sexual violence against women is often justified by putting blame on women. If a woman gets sexually assaulted, the whole of society tends to point fingers at the woman.

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

Rape Victims: Children the most VULNERABLE

A staggering 29 of the 46 victims raped in January were below 18, showing that children remain vulnerable to sexual violence.

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

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.

April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018

Legal loopholes favour rapists, harm victims

The staggering statistics collected by Ain O Shalish Kendra (ASK) of the number of women and girls raped is a cruel reminder of how little has changed when it comes to the incidence of sexual violence in this country.