Reported Rape Cases Between January to March 2014

  • 108 Cases of Rape/Attempted Rape
  • 26 victims were aged below 18, 15 under aged 12, 3 under aged 6
  • 44 cases were filed.
  • 13 Deaths and 2 Suicides were a result of the Rape

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Cases in 2014

  1. Bangladesh Women Gang Raped in India 
  2. Two Hindu Housewives Raped in Jessore
  3. Minority Girl Raped in Khagrachari 
  4. School Girl Raped by Drug Peddler
  5. Minor Girl Raped to Death
  6. Landlord Rapes Tenant in Badda 
  7. RMG Girl Raped in Narayanganj 
  8. Matbars’ comments lead teenage rape victim to suicide 
  9. RMG Worker Killed After Rape in front of Mother
  10. 5 Year Old Raped by Arabic Teacher in the Capital

Development in 2014

Two Finger Rape to be banned in Bangladesh and the Police are obliged to record a rape victim’s statement within three hours of being approached and hospitals to conduct medical examination without police reports. – (Click to see Full story) 

Recommendations the Government have accepted from Member State Regarding Violence Against Women in the Universal Periodic Review 2013.

  1. Further criminalise violence against women and girls, prosecute perpetrators and adopt legislation on sexual harassment (Republic of Moldova)
  2. Ensure that all acts of violence against women and girls are criminalised, that perpetrators are prosecuted and punished, and that victims of violence have access to immediate measures of protection, reparations and social reintegration (Uruguay)
  3. Remove all obstacles faced by women in accessing justice, and ensure that decisions are not contrary to the law and do not result in extrajudicial punishments  (Uruguay)
  4. Prevent violence against women by proper enforcement of laws and ensure prosecution and punishment of the real offenders through proper investigation and judicial process  (Pakistan)

Stakeholders at a National Seminar held by the Human Right Forum Bangladesh recommended the Government  should ensure quick response from law enforcing agencies in addressing violence against women and children and reinforcev implementation of the existing laws to stop all forms of violence. There have been no further actions taken since the UPR Plenary Session in September 2013.

Bangladesh Constitution

Art.27: Right to Equality before the law, Art 28

VAW – Rape – Q1 – 2014