8 March is International Women’s day. Though a hundred years have passed since the declaration of women’s day and 39 years have passed since the independence of Bangladesh, the condition of women in Bangladesh leaves much space for improvement.
Violence against women is prevalent in this country especially against women who come from the impoverished sections of society. Dowry related violence; rape; acid throwing; domestic violence; illegal fatwa; sexual harassment; wage discrimination; and social discrimination against women are widespread occurences.
International Women’s Day-Press statement-2011 (full text in English, PDF)
International Women’s Day-Press statement-2011 (full text in Bangla, PDF)