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Bangladesh: PHREB calls for Government to remove its reservation from CEDAW
Newspaper article to be published on 3 September 2009 – International Day for CEDAW.
Bangladesh: Ruling on extra-judicial punishments by beating and lashing in Shalish
The High Court today issued a Rule Nisi today on the Government and the Inspector General of Police as follows:
Bangladesh: Gang rape of a Dalit girl
The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has received information and requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: University students' victory in sexual harassment case
The High Court gave a landmark judgment today in the first application of its Sexual Harassment Guidelines pronounced on 14 May.
Bangladesh: 100 seats to be reserved for women in parliament
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the number of seats reserved for women in Bangladesh parliament would be raised from 45 at present.
Bangladesh: Discrimination and violence against women persist
There are many laws that are still discriminatory towards women and even those laws that do protect women are not enforced properly.
Bangladesh: La lutte des femmes n'est pas terminée
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.
Bangladesh: Acid Attacks Continue Despite New Laws
Acid attacks against women and girls are continuing despite legal campaigns to halt their spread.
Bangladesh: High Court Orders on Jahagirnagar University
Press release: human rights defenders ask the High Court to explain why a university teacher was exonerated of sexual harassment.
Bangladesh: Government retreats on women’s rights after clerics protest
"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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