Gender Based Violence

Sexual harassment in universities and the struggle for justice

The recent case of Fairuz Abontika is a painful reminder of how incompetent universities are in dealing with sexual harassment complaints

No gender justice without climate justice

Climate change is pushing women further towards the precipice of social violence and natural risks.

#Social Awareness / Strength in solidarity: 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that spans from 25 November, the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. This campaign aims to mobilise individuals and organisations globally to raise awareness and take action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence / Online violence against women is real violence

Every day, women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds become victims of online harassment and abuse in the form of trolling, bullying, hacking, cyber pornography

Bangladesh’s persistent child abuse woes

Why have we done so little to ensure safety and dignity of our future generations?

How did Bangladeshi women fare in 2022?

Women's achievements were overshadowed by the gendered inequalities they continue to face

‘Change laws that undermine women’s position in the family’

Barrister Sara Hossain speaks on where we go next in dealing with violence against women in Bangladesh

Reducing child marriage is crucial for reducing violence against women

Research has found strong links between child marriage and increased violence against women and gender inequality

Women still unsafe at work

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

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

Why gender sensitivity is still the call for the day

Women who opt to work in garment factories, instead of working as a domestic help or getting married, are often viewed as women of “loose character.” In fact, this is the case for all working women, be it RMG workers, or journalists, photographers or field researchers.

December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015

Women on the move

Bangladesh hasn't ratified the Domestic Workers Act itself, making it difficult for the government to require the same of destination countries.

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