The ‘UN Women Care Accelerator’ is an online group training and incubating programme for female entrepreneurs and businesses led by or supporting women in the care industry.
‘Overhaul Justice Systems’ Response to Sexual Violence’
According to the report, ‘burdensome’ evidence requirements in rape cases are impeding access to justice for survivors. It states that five out of the six countries, India being the exception, allow evidence on the past sexual history of a rape victim.
Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic.
Green Growth Falls Short sans Addressing Gender Inequality
if gender differences are not incorporated into climate change plans, women will be unable to access the co-benefits that arise from concerted climate action.
Post-COVID World Needs Amplified Women’s Voices in Politics
Theme ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in the COVID-19 World,’ is grounded in the reality that this women’s day is unlike any other.
World needs feminist leaders, not just women leaders
International Women’s Day pays tribute to the achievements of women worldwide and reminds us what still needs to be done for full gender equality.
8-year old girl gang-raped and killed in Bogra
Bogra, Dec 26 – An 8-year old girl, Tabassum, was killed after allegedly being raped by a group of youths over a feud between two families in Nasratpur village of Dhunte in Bogra. Police blame the killing on a dispute…
7 held for gang-rape of expatriate’s wife in Gazipur
Gazipur, Dec 18 – Police on Friday arrested seven people for gang-rape of an expatriate’s wife in Gazipur’s Kapasia. The arrestees are Ruman Bepari, Jobayer Bepari, Mostaridh Sardar, Sahabul Hossain Sakib, Masum Sheikh, Rakib Hossain and Mahfuzul.
Magura woman agriculture worker gang-raped by five
Although the government has toughened the punishment for rape, the incidents of rape, gang rape and molestation are going on across the country. And the latest victim is a woman of Jhenidah district.
Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands
The 16-year-old girl describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees on an Indonesian palm oil plantation that feeds into some of the world’s best-known cosmetic brands. He then put an ax to her throat and warned her:…
Bangladesh’s new law makes death as highest penalty for rape
Dhaka, November 17 – The much-talked-about ‘Women and Children Repression Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2020’ was passed in the Parliament on Tuesday for ensuring death penalty as the highest punishment for the heinous crime of rape.
Female hawker ‘raped’ on moving bus in Gazipur, driver held
A female hawker has allegedly been raped by a bus driver and his assistant on a moving bus in Gazipur early Sunday.
Man, 65, arrested for ‘raping’ domestic help in Chittagong
Police arrested a 65-year-old man on Saturday night for allegedly raping his domestic help in Boalkhali upazila of Chattogram.
Housewife ‘raped’ in Noakhali: Ex-Jubo League leader held
Amid countrywide strong protests against the deeply disturbing rape and violence against women, a housewife was raped at gunpoint in Chatkhil upazila of Noakhali on Wednesday.
Covid-19: 5000,000 girls globally at risk of early marriage
An estimated 500,000 more girls are at the risk of being forced into child marriage globally and as many as one million more are expected to become pregnant in 2020 as a result of the economic impacts of the COVID-19…
Noakhali woman molestation: Key accused Delwar sent to jail
Delwar Hossain Delu, the key accused in a case filed over the molestation and torture of a housewife in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali, was sent to jail on Tuesday. Noakhali Chief Judicial Magistrate Court-3 Judge Mashfiqul Haque passed the order…
Chittagong girl gang-raped at hotel
Amid countrywide strong protests against the deeply disturbing rape and violence against women, a teenager girl has reportedly been gang- raped at a residential hotel in Sitakundu upazila.
Another housewife ‘gang raped’ in Chittagong, 8 held
Eight people have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a housewife after kidnapping her from Moulvipukurpar area of Chandgaon in Chattogram city.
Protests against rape continue in Bangladesh
Protests against the growing incidents of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women continued for the fifth consecutive day on Friday at Shahbagh in the capital.
2 more suspects in Noakhali housewife’s molestation held
Noakhali, Oct 05 – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested two more suspects from Dhaka and Narayanganj in connection with the torture of a housewife after undressing her and filming a video of the incident in Begumganj upazila,…
Noakhali housewife molested, one held
Noakhali, Oct 04 – A housewife in Noakhali’s Begumganj Upazila was allegedly molested by some local miscreant in Ward No. 9 of Eklashpur Union of the same Upazila recently and a video of the incident has gone viral on the…
Hindu, Buddhist women’s property inheritance right sought
Dhaka, Sept 22 – A legal notice has been issued to the government asking it to take necessary steps to ensure equal rights to inherit property for Hindu and Buddhist women.
UN Claims Gender Parity, But Falls Short of Ultimate Goals
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 2020 (IPS) – When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters…
Factors leading to vulnerability of women during disasters
Factors that Determine the Vulnerability of Women during Natural Disasters in Bangladesh Iffat Ara Jasmin Climate change is a non-traditional security issue that has global implications around the world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented scientific findings in…
Beautician gang-rape: UP chairman among 7 sued in Keraniganj
Dhaka, Sept 10 – A case was filed against seven people including a UP chairman for abducting a beautician and violating her in Keraniganj Upazila on Wednesday.
Bangladeshi girls win seed money for green urban dev project
A group of five Bangladeshi girls beat out competition from around the world with their idea for a project aimed at green urbanisation, bringing home the prize of HK$20,000 as seed money from global charity foundation 24 Hour Race.
UNSC resolution to promote women’s role in peacekeeping
The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to promote women’s participation in peacekeeping operations.
Sri Lanka has Escalation of Violence During COVID-19 Lockdown
By Mantoe Phakathi MBABANE, Aug 19 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the escalation of violence against women and children in Sri Lanka.
A Ground-breaking Year of Gender Equality fails for Covid-19
SYDNEY, Australia, Jul 24 2020 (IPS) – Sixteen-year-old Suhana Khan had just completed her grade 10 exams in March when India imposed a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. Since then, she has been spending her mornings and evenings doing household chores, from…