The U.N. health agency and its partners have found in a new study that nearly one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Khulna for allegedly recording an objectionable video of his sister-in-law and raping her multiple times by threatening to make it public, police said Friday.
A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Thursday seeking amendment in the law to include sexual violence against men as a criminal offence.
Cumilla saw an alarming number of sexual assaults on women, children to the elderly last year. A total of 367 victims put a strain on the locals of Cumilla.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said the government of Bangladesh, with visionary woman leader Sheikh Hasina at the helm, is pledge-bound to build a safer society for women and girls.
Not just in Bangladesh, women are at risk everywhere. In neighbouring India, for instance, a woman is raped every 15 minutes. This is as per the official government data, asunder the many more such crimes that just go unreported due to the fear and stigma surrounding sexual violence.
After posting a 6.17 minutes video on Facebook titled ‘Ananta teaches rapists a lesson’ on Saturday in which the business tycoon-turned-producer and actor Ananta Jalil ended up blaming women's dressing habits for rape, the star has retracted the video on Sunday amid public outrage over his thoughtless comments.
As the country is witnessing a growing number of rape incidents, experts think it is an outcome of ‘sick politics’ as many rapists have ‘political clout’ and advised political parties to go for a ‘course correction’.