Photographer: Md Rafayat Haque Khan
Title: CRIME AGAINST WOMEN
Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh
Period: 01/2020 - 11/2021
Category: Spot News

On October 1, 2020, Ain O Salish Kendra, a Bangladesh-based human rights organization, revealed that from January to September of 2020, men raped more than 1,000 women. Forty-three of those women died, and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts. According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization, Odhikar, just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019. However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh, given many women remain fearful to report their rapes.

Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh, the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system. Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits, which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system. Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country, the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists. On the contrary, it’s the rape victims, who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system. The student and other citizens' organization's started a nationwide protest.

Many social and intellectual organization's have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13, 2020, the government of the country, ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment.



Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment

Crime Against Women

On October 1 2020 Ain O Salish Kendra a Bangladesh-based human rights organization revealed that from January to September of 2020 men raped more than 1 000 women Forty-three of those women died and more than 200 others evaded their rape attempts According to another Bangladeshi human rights organization Odhikar just 963 rape incidents where women were victims were reported between 2016 and 2019 However both sets of numbers were surely less than actual rape cases in Bangladesh given many women remain fearful to report their rapes Due to the soaring rate of rape cases in Bangladesh the United Nations has recently expressed serious concerns and has firmly recommended the country to reform its sluggish criminal justice system Added to this fact is illicit political meddling in sexual lawsuits which is arguably the most common in hamstringing the judicial system Also Bangladesh being an extremely conservative country the patriarchal society does little to punish the rapists On the contrary it s the rape victims who are afraid to report their ordeal to the judicial system The student and other citizens organisations started a nationwide protest Many social and intellectual organisations have stepped in to raise the awareness and on October 13 2020 the government of the country ultimately introduced capital punishment against rape in the place of the existing life-term imprisonment