Violence against women and children | The Daily Star
  • 1,441 incidents of violence against women and children last year

    Speakers at a roundtable yesterday stressed the need for generating awareness and bringing about a change in mindset to end violence against women and children in the country.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 82pc rape victims are under 20

    A study by The Daily Star has discovered that 82 percent of the rape victims are under the age of 20. Fifty two percent of girls or women are raped by an individual male,37 percent are gang-raped and 11 percent faced rape attempts.

  • 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.

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