Shocked and horrified at the brutality of the assault, we, who had been friends and fellow activists for ages, shared notes on our urgent need to go see her, to tell her she was not alone.
The need for corroborative or medical evidence to prove rape (and therefore these two rules) violates the global standards set by the UN and the WHO.
Workplace sexual harassment is common in Bangladesh. It inhibits women from entering the labour market and is also a major reason why they drop out of work.
Mehnaz (not her real name), a student of Chittagong University, was sexually harassed by a group of men on her campus a few months ago.
Authorities must create an environment where women feel safe, can report abuse
Sabina, 33, a young professional from Rangpur, tries hard to forget about the horrific day in 2019, when she was raped by her uncle. But even after three years the memory of her ordeal is fresh and has turned her days into a harrowing quest for survival.