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  • Violence against women cannot be normalised

    Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women which remains a global curse. According to United Nations (UN) data, 1 in 3 women and girls ...

  • Young girl set on fire in Narsingdi

    A young girl suffers serious burn injuries as miscreants allegedly set her on fire at Birpur in Narsingdi district town.

  • School girl hacked for refusing proposal

    A schoolgirl is indiscriminately hacked by a stalker for refusing his “love proposal” in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar.

  • Why we need more family level policy changes

    In April last year, the “two-finger test” on rape victims was banned by the High Court of Bangladesh stating it had no scientific or legal basis. Rights activists have long been insisting that the “two-finger test” was irrational and tantamount to a second rape of the victim.

  • Fair organised marking the International Women's Day 2019

    Join forces to stop violence against women

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday put emphasis on creating awareness in the society to eliminate discriminations and violence against women.

  • Womenfolk need to achieve power with own ability: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon the country’s womenfolk to achieve power with their own ability as the government has ensured their equal opportunities in various sectors to empower them.

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    Violence Against Women: Not all forms recognised

    More than 40 percent people in Bangladesh consider physical abuse to be the only form of violence against women, according to a Brac study.

  • Int'l Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women: It shows little sign of easing

    Despite various preventive measures by government and non-government organisations, violence against women in Bangladesh shows little sign of decreasing.

  • 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.

  • 54.7% urban women victims of violence in Bangladesh: Study

    A total of 54.7% women living in urban areas face violence in Bangladesh, ActionAid reveals in a study.

  • Rise in violence against women

    School teacher Nurun Nahar Tanjila saw her life turn upside down barely a week into her marriage with college teacher Anwar Hossain.

  • ‘50% women face unwanted touching at markets’

    Fifty percent women experience unwanted touching at market places in Bangladesh, according to a new study.

  • Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?

    Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The Sustainable Development Goals include the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis.

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    State's responsibility in ending violence against women

    I saw a post on Facebook this week by a woman about how, while walking on the streets, she was subjected to repeated comments made about her physique by a man.

  • India teen gang-raped, shot, dumped in well

    An Indian teenager held captive for two weeks by a gang of men has said in an interview broadcast Sunday that she was repeatedly raped before being shot twice and dumped in a well on the outskirts of New Delhi.

  • 752 raped in 2015, says ASK

    A number of 752 women were raped and 94 others became victims of rape attempts in 2015, according to a report of Ain o Salish Kendra.

  • Violence against women continues

    We are horrified at the news that a housewife from Bhaluka Upazila, Mymensingh was severely injured by her husband for not meeting his repeated demands for dowry.

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

    A “rape shield” law for Bangladesh

    While rape is a commonly reported form of violence against women in Bangladesh, only over one half of women who experience rape actually seek any kind of remedy from the police.

  • 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.

  • Pakistan's Punjab okays bill to protect women

    Punjab cabinet gave its nod to bill for protecting female victims of violence and setting up vigilance committees to monitor implementation of steps proposed under National Action Plan.

  • Mob justice

    Afghan police jailed over mob death

    An Afghan judge sentences 11 police on Tuesday to one year in jail for failing to prevent the mob killing of Farkhunda in Kabul who was accused of burning a copy of the Quran.

  • Violence against women

    ACCORDING to women's rights organisation, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, 44 women have reportedly been victims of gender-based violence at the hands of law enforcers.

  • Violence against women

    ACCORDING to women's rights organisation, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, 44 women have reportedly been victims of gender-based violence at the hands of law enforcers.

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    The blurring of distinction between law enforcement and law breaking

    This is not common in countries where the law enforcement machinery is handicapped by a serious gap in training and education in professionalism, human rights, and behaviour.

  • 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.

  • Carrying the burden of un-redressed wrongs

    ONCE again we are confronted with the news of yet another incident of mob violence. CCTV images showing a young girl being tugged and pulled

  • Women assault at DU: Cops ask for CCTV footage

    Shahbagh police seeks CCTV footage from police headquarters to identify the youths who assaulted 20 women at Dhaka University campus during Pahela Baishakh celebration yesterday.