Violence against women and children

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.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Normalise happy divorces, not unhappy marriages

Why do we never question the psychological impact on children stuck between two parents in an unhappy marriage?

January 27, 2019
January 27, 2019

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.

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 are disturbing and constitute absolute examples of why justice delayed is justice denied.

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

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.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

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.

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 tribunals, including one in Dhaka, was only 0.86 percent.