Tricked, sold to a pimp for Tk 20,000

20-yr-old victim narrates in case statement her ordeal at Daulatdia brothel; 14 rescued After her father died, around two years ago, Rimu came to the capital from Jamalpur and started working at a readymade garment factory. The woman, now 20, was then tricked into prostitution by an acquaintance. As the coronavirus pandemic struck, Rimu became […]

ধর্ষণের শিকার কারও পরিচয় গণমাধ্যমে প্রকাশে নিষেধাজ্ঞা চেয়ে রিট

গণমাধ্যমে ধর্ষণের শিকার ব্যক্তির ছবি ও পরিচয় প্রকাশ ও প্রচারে নিষেধাজ্ঞা চেয়ে হাইকোর্টে একটি রিট পিটিশন করা হয়েছে। জাস্টিস ওয়াচ ফাউন্ডেশন নামের একটি মানবাধিকার সংস্থা আজ মঙ্গলবার জনস্বার্থে পিটিশনটি করে। রিটে সংশ্লিষ্ট কর্তৃপক্ষকে নারী ও শিশু নির্যাতন দমন আইন ২০০০ এর ১৪ ধারা কঠোরভাবে কার্যকর করতে হাইকোর্টের আদেশ চাওয়া হয়েছে। আইনের ওই ধারায় ধর্ষণ এবং […]

We must do more to protect our children from sexual abuse

What comes to your mind when you hear the term “school”? You think of a space where children go to learn and develop their skills. A place where children learn to grow intellectually and emotionally, make friends, create beautiful memories, and feel safe. We do not think of it as a place where children might undergo […]

When rape is encouraged by moral policing

On January 5, 2020, a second-year student of Dhaka University was raped in Kurmitola after she mistakenly got off at the wrong bus stop at around 7pm on her way to a friend’s house. This was only the first in a string of violent attacks on women (and children) throughout the year—minors, elderly women, disabled […]

Victim blaming must stop

Whenever there is an incident of rape, most people tend to say that it was the girl or woman’s fault, and question her character, social class, outfit, sexual experience, and lifestyle. After the news of the rape and subsequent death of a 17-year-old O-level student was published Thursday night, many took to social media to […]

We need to treat our female celebrities better

There seems to exist a subsection of pages and people on social media whose work it is to ridicule and scrutinise the personal lives of any person who can be called a public figure under the loosest definitions of the term. That would’ve been fine, except, some things are really none of our business. Scrolling […]

Pandemic inflames violence against women

No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence, which has surged during lockdowns as the day marking such violence approaches on Wednesday. From a spike in rapes in Nigeria and South Africa, increased numbers of women missing in Peru, higher rates of women being killed in Brazil and Mexico […]

Man sets alight wife with petrol

Victim fighting for life; husband arrested Police on Friday night arrested a 35-year-old man for setting his wife on fire leaving her critically injured in Chattogram’s Rangunia upazila. The victim, 30, was fighting for her life. She was first admitted to the burn unit of Chattogram Medical College Hospital and referred to Dhaka yesterday evening […]

Rajshahi cop sued for raping woman

A policeman has been sued for allegedly raping a woman in Natore. The accused is Mahbubur Rahman, 35, assistant sub-inspector of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said police. The victim filed the case against the police officer with Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Natore on Wednesday afternoon. According to the complaint, the police official works […]

ময়মনসিংহে শ্বশুরের বিরুদ্ধে ধর্ষণের অভিযোগে মামলা

ময়মনসিংহের তারাকান্দায় ধর্ষণের অভিযোগে শ্বশুরের বিরুদ্ধে মামলা করেছেন এক গৃহবধূ। গতকাল সোমবার ওই গৃহবধূ বাদি হয়ে তারাকান্দা থানায় মামলাটি করেন। তারাকান্দা থানার ভারপ্রাপ্ত কর্মকর্তা মো. আবুল খায়ের জানান, দুই বছর আগে বাকপ্রতিবন্ধী ব্যক্তির সঙ্গে বিয়ে হয় ওই গৃহবধূর। তাদের একটি শিশু সন্তান রয়েছে। গত ৫ নভেম্বর শ্বশুর পুত্রবধূকে ধর্ষণ করেন। সোমবারের মামলার পর আসামিকে ধরতে […]