sexual violence

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

The gaps in our laws we need to address

Sabrina Zarin, Barrister-at-Law, (Hon'ble Society or Lincoln's Inn, UK) and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Partner in FM Associates, talks to The Daily Star's Moyukh...

April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018

Legal loopholes favour rapists, harm victims

The staggering statistics collected by Ain O Shalish Kendra (ASK) of the number of women and girls raped is a cruel reminder of how little has changed when it comes to the incidence of sexual...

November 29, 2017
November 29, 2017

Sexual violence rampant

Bangladesh Mahila Parishad has revealed that at least 50 women and children were raped in Thakurgaon district alone in the last ten months. They prepared the report based on the data from local...

November 13, 2017
November 13, 2017

Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten yesterday said they consistently heard about sexual violence from Rohingya survivors,...

October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017

Dhaka 7th worst megacity for women: Poll

Dhaka has been rated as the seventh worst megacity for women and Cairo positioned the last in the list, followed by Karachi, Kinshasa and New Delhi, according to an international poll with women&...

July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017

The burden of guilt

So much has been said and written about sexual harassment of late. Much of it attributed to sexual harassment on campuses of colleges and universities, particularly in North America, and left the...

February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016

Classical Indian dance helps trafficking victims to heal: study

Classical Indian dance could be an effective form of therapy for victims of human trafficking and sexual violence, helping them to overcome their traumatic experiences and gain confidence, a pilot...

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

82pc rape victims are under 20

A study by The Daily Star has discovered that 82 percent of the rape victims are under the age of 20. Fifty two percent of girls or women are raped by an individual male,37 percent are gang-raped...

June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015

Violence against women treated as lesser crime: Angelina Jolie

Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie, addressing the African Union summit, has called for more global support to end violence against women around the world.

June 12, 2015
June 12, 2015

Rape–another crime of human traffickers at sea

An investigative report by this paper has unraveled the horrifying sexual abuse of Rohingya women while they make their perilous trips at sea.