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No to ’special circumstances’ in Law, No to Child Marriage

Taskin Fahmina* Child marriage is a widespread epidemic in Bangladesh. According to the UNICEF, Bangladesh has the fourth highest rate of child marriage in the world; and the highest rate of marriage involving girls under 15. It is more prevalent in rural areas where 71% of girls are married before the age of 18, compared […]

December 12, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

বখাটেপনা ও নারীর পরিস্থিতি

বাংলাদেশের ইতিহাসে বখাটেদের দ্বারা নিপীড়ন এবং যৌন হয়রানি আজকের ঘটনা নয়। এর বিরুদ্ধে জোরালোভাবে সমন্বিত সামাজিক আন্দোলন ও প্রতিরোধ গড়ে না ওঠায় বর্তমান পরিস্থিতি ভয়াবহ হয়ে উঠেছে। গত কয়েক বছরে বখাটেদের আক্রমণে অনেক মেয়েই খুন হয়েছেন- আত্মহত্যা করেছেন, এসিড সন্ত্রাস, যৌন হয়রানি, আহত ও লাঞ্ছনার শিকার হয়েছেন। বখাটেরা অনেক মেয়েদের এসিড মারা, ধর্ষণ, অপহরণ, লাঞ্ছিত […]

November 28, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Banishing barbarous torture

June 26, 2016 by CR Abrar International DayToday, June 26, is being globally commemorated as International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Torture denies inherent dignity of human beings and has a lasting debilitating effect on the victim’s personality. Termed by the United Nations as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings […]

June 26, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Of bail and bail bandits

June 18, 2016 The independence of the judiciary, respect for the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights are some of the foundations of a democratic society. The more these are abused, the weaker democracy will become, writes Saira Rahman Khan IN THE past few days there has been a slight flurry in the […]

June 18, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

CITIZENSHIP LAW 2016: Need for thorough scrutiny, drastic revision

June 10, 2016 by CR Abrar MEDIA reports inform that in early February the cabinet has approved the Citizenship Act 2016. The text is likely to be placed in the parliament in its next session. The act is meant to supersede the Citizenship Act 1951 and the Bangladesh Citizenship (Temporary Provisions) Order 1972. A sensitive […]

June 10, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Families demand return of their disappeared dear-ones within the month of Ramadan

May 27, 2016 (Hong Kong, 26 May 2016) Members of families of 19 disappeared victims once again took to the street, yesterday, 26 May 2016. They formed a “human chain” in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka to demand the return of their loved ones within the month of Ramadan. Prominent human rights […]

May 27, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed