violence against children | The Daily Star
  • Justice denied

    According to a report by Prothom Alo, 97 percent of these cases filed in five tribunals in Dhaka district, over the last 15 years, ended up with no conviction. Some cases described in the report are disturbing and constitute absolute examples of why justice delayed is justice denied.

  • Violence against children continues

    In the nine months since January this year, at least 363 children were raped and 15 died as a result, according to Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF).

  • Violence Against Children

    When did torture become the norm?

    It has become apparent that we live in a country where being signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child means little more than a perfunctory nod to the accepted international code of propriety.

  • Rising trend in violence against children

    Despite lofty rhetoric regarding our commitment to the protection of the 'future of our nation' the reality of the state of our children is grim if not macabre.

  • Justice for Rajon and Rakib

    The courts have awarded various degrees of punishment to most of the accused, including the maximum punishment to several of them, in the killing of two young boys in Sylhet and Khulna.

  • Violence against children

    We fully endorse the anxiety expressed by a local human rights organisation at the increasing incidence of violence against children.

  • Indigenous women and girls need protection

    Despite the government's pledge to adopt a zero tolerance for violence against women and children, there has not been significant progress in the ground realities.

  • Violence against women and children

    A study by Brac University's School of Law has found that between 2009 and 2014, the overall conviction rate under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act 2000 in three district tribunals, including one in Dhaka, was only 0.86 percent.

  • Death, life top penalties for rape and killing

    Both death and life term can be awarded as highest punishment for rape and killing under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, the Supreme Court has ruled. Now, Section 6(2) of Women and Children Repression Prevention (Special) Act 1995 will become void.