violence against women

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

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.

June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015

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.

June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015

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.

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015

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...

May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

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.

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

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.

May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

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.

May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

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.

May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

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.

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

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...