Bangladesh

Newspaper article to be published on 3 September 2009 – International Day for CEDAW.
The High Court today issued a Rule Nisi today on the Government and the Inspector General of Police as follows:
The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has received information and requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in Bangladesh.
The High Court gave a landmark judgment today in the first application of its Sexual Harassment Guidelines pronounced on 14 May.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the number of seats reserved for women in Bangladesh parliament would be raised from 45 at present.
There are many laws that are still discriminatory towards women and even those laws that do protect women are not enforced properly.
Au Bangladesh, en dépit de lois édictées depuis 2002, les femmes sont toujours victimes d'agressions violentes et d'une discrimination contre leur sexe, explique The Daily Star, à Dacca.
Acid attacks against women and girls are continuing despite legal campaigns to halt their spread.
Press release: human rights defenders ask the High Court to explain why a university teacher was exonerated of sexual harassment.
"Bangladesh, whose population is 90 per cent Muslim, has a secular legal system but in matters related to inheritance and marriage Muslims follow Sharia law."
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