Tough action sought to end sexual violence against women
Published : Sunday, 15 October, 2017 at 12:00 AM Count : 271
On the occasion of the International Rural Women Day, the National Committee on the observation of the International Rural Women Day organised a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the capital on Saturday.
From the human chain the rights based CSOs demanded strong actions against all forms of sexual violence against women at all level.
They expressed their concern over the recent incidences of sexual violence against women and girls as this crime have increased in the recent days for lack of actions against those incidences.
The organisers of the event mentioned that, this year the International Rural Women Day is being observed in 50 districts. Since 2000 Bangladeshi NGOs, CSOs has been observing this days with their own fund at national and local level under the banner of National Committee on Observation of the International Rural Women Day.
The human chain was moderated by the secretariat coordinator of the national committee Mustafa Kamal Akand while secretary of the national committee Ferdaus Ara Rumme, Md Hasan, Bangladesh Mass People Justice Party, Zayed Iqbal Khan of Bangladesh Krishok Federation (JI), Badrul Alam of Bangladesh Krishok Federation and Kod Banu of Bangladsh Kishani Sobha and the President of the National Committee on Observation of the International Rural Women Day Shamima Akhter spoke.
Ferdaus Ara Rumee said that cases are filed for half of these incidences. Very few of the cases can see the light of judgment due to long and complicated processes
Zayed Iqbal Khan said in most cases parents don't want to file any case just to avoid further harassments.
He also said that the tendency to blame the victim of rape, only the ill mentality of the rapist is the cause of rape.
Badrul Alam said, to raise the issues of rural women across the globe, this day is playing a significant role. To make a meaningful society we have to eliminate all sorts of discrimination between men and women. We have to guide our children on this, it must be included in our text books.