Rights activists demand law against gender-based violence

Rights activists at a discussion on Tuesday in the capital demanded enactment of a law against gender-based violence in the society, particularly at the workplace and educational institutions.
Against gender-based violence platform, a platform of seven rights organisations organised the discussion based on a draft law that they prepared to stop sexual violence at workplaces and academic institutions.
Karmojibi Nari executive director Rokeya Rafiq, Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation secretary general ZM Kamrul Anam among others spoke at the session.
The law, gender and labour rights experts said that most women in the society were violated in their places of work and education but the issue was yet to be addressed.
They asked the government to implement the necessary law to stop such violence everywhere including public transport.
Bangladesh Women Lawyers Association president advocate Fauzia Karim said the government passed a law to prevent domestic violence in 2012 when women are violated outside the house in recent times.
However, she pointed out a number of fake cases have been filed in the name of sexual harassment to intentionally harass rivals.
Bangladesh Occupational Safety Health and Environment Foundation chairperson Saki Rezwana also spoke at the event.

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