rape

Make people aware of 109 hotline

The national helpline for women and children who are victims of violence is not serving its intended purpose.

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

She was ‘raped after her eyes, mouth were glued shut’

A woman in Khulna’s Paikgachha upazila was reportedly gang-raped in the early hours of yesterday, by criminals who spread glue on her eyes to prevent her from identifying them.

The violence of silencing a rape survivor

That justice for rape survivors is a mirage in this country is no news, with a miserable conviction rate of three percent in rape cases.

The cost of a complaint

When a complaint of sexual violence comes as a formal allegation, how we hear the stories in those complaints matters.

Lamichhane sentenced to eight years for rape

A court in Nepal on Wednesday sentenced former cricket captain Sandeep Lamichhane to eight years in prison for rape.

‘Violence against women is a violation of human rights’

Our society still considers violence against women to be a women's issue and holds the view that only women should talk about it or protest it.

Ensure justice in Cox’s Bazar gang rape case

This case is yet another tragic example of how unsafe this country is for women.

Brazil defender Alves asks again to be freed from jail

Brazil defender Dani Alves asked a Spanish court on Thursday to be freed on bail while he waits to be tried for rape.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Attempted rape charge against Man Utd star Greenwood dropped

Charges of attempted rape and assault against Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood have been dropped by prosecutors, British police said on Thursday.

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.

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