16 Days Campaign against Gender-based Violence

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence is an opportunity to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. Every year, like many other organizations, VOICE observes #16daysofactivism and calls for the individuals and organizations to act on ending violence against women and girls. In 2023, the theme is UNITE: Invest […]

Budget needs to address gender-based violence

The ‘Budget Framework Analysis on Challenging Fear of Violence 2022’ aims to analyse the country context, policies, and budgets of the fiscal year against gender-based violence and the associated sense of fear. In addition, this report also aims to help policymakers set priorities, evaluate implemented services, and accelerate progress in ensuring the rights and well-being […]

Moral policing: A zombie virus

On May 19, 2022, a girl and her two male companions were at Narsingdi Railway Station at 5 a.m. A video that has gone viral on social media depicts a mob turning on the girl for her “indecent” clothing—a pair of jeans and a sleeveless top. The loudest voice (most likely belonging to the person […]

Concerns at cops’ rowdiness after constable harasses woman again

According to activists, these are not some isolated incidents . Civil society members, human rights activists and senior officials of Bangladesh Police expressed concern over the recent incidents of coarse and unprofessional behavior by policemen. Two members of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP) Gulshan division have been suspended for allegedly harassing and physically assaulting a social […]

ঢাকা শহরে নারী গৃহকর্মীদের ওপর নির্যাতন রোধে প্রয়োজন সঠিক নীতিমালা

যুগ যুগ ধরে বাংলাদেশের নারীরা লিঙ্গবৈষম্যের শিকার হয়ে আসছে। নারীর প্রতি সহিংসতার মাত্রা কোন ক্রমেই যেন কমছে না। কোভিড-১৯ মহামারী চলাকালীন এই সংখ্যা আরো কয়েক গুণ বৃদ্ধি পেয়েছে। আর এর মধ্যে সবচেয়ে বেশি হুমকির মাঝে রয়েছে নারী গৃহকর্মীরা। তথ্য অনুসারে বাংলাদেশে প্রতিবছর প্রায় ১০ মিলিয়নের বেশি নারী শারীরিক ও যৌন হয়রানির শিকার হয়। শহরের বাসা-বাড়িতে […]

VOICE continues to Orange the World by Ending Violence against Women

Speakers demanded to take necessary steps to end violence against women in a discussion meeting held today (9 December 2021) in the Civic Center in the city. VOICE has been consecutively taking part in the Global 16 Days Campaign from 25 November-10 December 2021 with the support of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). It […]

242 committed suicide in 2021 with violence against girl children rising.

Girl children committing suicide more than doubled in 2021 compared to the year before. Different types of abuse of girl children including rape, murder, and sexual harassment rose in 2021. Some 242 girl children also committed suicide in 2021 while in 2020 the number was 104. As such, girl children committing suicide increased 133% in […]