Even a few years ago, dowry cases were more common in police stations than cases of violence against women. Now there are more cases of sexual abuse and rape.
From January 2019 to December 2020, the total number of ongoing cases is 4,547 in nine districts of the country (Dhaka, Sirajganj, Joypurhat, Jamalpur and Jhenaidah). Of these, 1,006 cases of rape, 441 cases of attempted rape and 404 cases of sexual harassment, a total of 1,921 cases. And one thousand 293 dowry cases. The rest of the cases are kidnapping, burning, ransom, incitement to suicide and others. 42 percent of the total cases are related to sexual abuse. The rate of ongoing cases is 90.29 percent. The total number of completed cases is 9.60 percent and the sentencing rate is zero point 03 percent.
The information was given at an exchange meeting with women journalists on Thursday. The meeting was held at the organization’s office on the eve of International Women’s Day. Secretary of the organization Tamanna Khan, members Samia Afrin, Raushan Ara, Shahnaz Akter, Kamrun Nahar, Assistant Director Supti Dibra spoke.
It was informed at the meeting that the adolescent friendly health services of the country have been disrupted during the Corona period. Women’s rights here, now (RHRN) project in 5 districts of Barisal Division to know the status of adolescent friendly health services during the coronation period, according to data collected from the last two years, 420 adolescents and 1,564 adolescent services in 2019. Taken. In 2020, this number has decreased to 163 and one thousand 160 people respectively.
The speakers said that there is a negative attitude towards women in every level of society. Therefore, in order to recognize, understand and respect women as non-discriminatory, dignified people, a social movement must be formed to change attitudes, amend laws and policies in order to take integrated activities in all fields including curriculum.
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