rape

A police officer’s bias against a rape victim

On December 2, 2021, 16-year-old Sadia Akhter (not her real name), a domestic worker, stole gold jewellery and cash from the apartment in Wari, where she worked, complying with her boyfriend’s instructions.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Barca coach Xavi in 'state of shock' over Alves accusations

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said Saturday that he is in "a state of shock" after Dani Alves's arrest on sexual assault allegations.

January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023

A police officer’s bias against a rape victim

On December 2, 2021, 16-year-old Sadia Akhter (not her real name), a domestic worker, stole gold jewellery and cash from the apartment in Wari, where she worked, complying with her boyfriend’s instructions.

January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023

Benjamin Mendy found not guilty on six counts of rape

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault on Friday, while jurors could not reach verdicts on one count of rape and one of attempted rape, British media reported on Friday.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Are we only paying lip service to human rights?

Bangladesh must improve its human rights record

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Women still unsafe at work

Why is it taking so long to implement High Court directive to stop sexual harassment?

November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

How women's secondary status encourages violence

The value of a female is largely determined by what she can offer to her family and society

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

Sri Lanka cricketer arrested in Sydney on sexual assault allegations

Sri Lankan cricket authorities said on Sunday that Danushka Gunathilaka, a member of their team for the T20 World Cup tournament in Australia, had been arrested in Sydney over an alleged sexual assault.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

60-yr-old sent to jail for raping 11-yr-old, making her pregnant

A court in Manikganj today (August 7, 2022) sent a 60-year-old man to jail in a case filed for raping a fifth grader student six months ago at Khaserchar village of Dhalla union under Singair upazila in Manikganj.

July 11, 2022
July 11, 2022

The ‘original pandemic’ of violence against women continues unabated

This week, a report issued by Bangladesh Mahila Parishad outlines the brutal reality: almost 300 women reported different types of abuse just in the last six months.

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

Premier League player arrested on suspicion of rape

An international footballer who plays in the Premier League has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of rape.