On November 24, 2017, Odhikar issued a statement in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women is endemic in Bangladesh. Women and girls are subjected to domestic violence, rape, dowry and its related violence, acid violence, stalking and sexual harassment, etc. As per a 2015 survey of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, more than 80% of married women in the country are abused at least once in their married life, be it physically, sexually, financially or emotionally.
Statement_VAW_25 November 2017 (Full text in English, pdf)