From July 2011 to June 2012, Odhikar carried out a project to study the situation of some common instances of violence against women in four areas of Bangladesh. The acts of violence were dowry-related violence, acid violence and rape. The study areas were Satkhira, Sirajganj, Tangail and Munshiganj. The study was supported by the Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights, KIOS.
The report contains six Chapters, dealing with
- Justice for Women? : Legal Provisions
- Violence against Women
- Defending Women’s Rights
- International Obligations: the CEDAW
publication-violence against women-2012-part1-eng (part 1 in English, PDF)
publication-violence against women-2012-part2-eng (part 2 in English, PDF)