Sexual violence

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    Female passengers in fear as city buses run empty

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:38am on March 22, 2020

    Female bus passengers have expressed concern about risks of sexual violence as public buses and minibuses in the capital are running with few passengers amid...

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    Bangladesh sees sharp rise of sexual violence

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:09am on March 08, 2020

    Violence against women saw a sharp rise in the last two months as 230 cases of rape were reported while the statistics indicates that from...

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    Sexual violence against children increased by 70pc in 2019

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:14pm on January 08, 2020

    Sexual violence against children increased by 70 per cent in 2019 in comparison to 2018, according to Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum. In 2019, at least...

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    Epidemic turn of sexual violence

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 08, 2020

    THE year 2019 was marked by many good and bad incidents; however, the killing of a 19-year-old girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi drew significant attention from...

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    Worrying epidemic turn of sexual violence

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2020

    RIGHTS situation, especially violence against women, has taken a turn towards the worst. Rights group Ain O Salish Kendra in its 2019 annual report says...

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    Six out of 10 European women suffer sexism at work: survey

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    Sixty per cent of women in Europe have suffered gender-based or sexual violence at work, according to a study across five countries published on Saturday....

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    Moral integrity of police at stake

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 14, 2019

    PUBLIC trust in the law enforcement agencies is declining especially when it comes to tackling sex crimes. They are often found covering up crimes to...

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    6 children raped a day

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 11:41pm on July 08, 2019

    Rape of children is on the rise with about six children raped in a day on an average in the first seven days of July....

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    Culture of impunity blamed for increase in child rape in Bangladesh

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:26am on April 20, 2019

    Prevailing culture of impunity, social attitude towards girls and women and indifference of government agencies are the main causes behind the increasing rate of rape...

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    Recitation artistes protest sexual violence against women

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 19, 2019

    Renowned recitation artistes recited poems seeking justice for Nusrat Jahan Rafi and protested at sexual violence and harassment against women at a programme held at...