violence against women

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

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.

November 25, 2018
November 25, 2018

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.

March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018

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...

November 30, 2017
November 30, 2017

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.

November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017

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.

July 16, 2017
July 16, 2017

‘50% women face unwanted touching at markets’

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

November 26, 2016
November 26, 2016

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...

September 3, 2016
September 3, 2016

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.

January 11, 2016
January 11, 2016

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...

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

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.