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Feb. 15, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

The gender parity index for gross secondary school enrollment (i.e. the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at the secondary level) is 1.16209 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 14, 2020, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence that FGM is a concern in the country" (7)
Feb. 14, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"There is no law addressing female genital mutilation (FGM) in Bangladesh" (7)
Feb. 14, 2020, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Lebanon, Mauritania, Turkey
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"All six OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) member states (Bangladesh, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Algeria and Mauritania) expressed the view that the practice had no basis in Islam" (para 6)
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"MJF [Manusher Jonno Foundation] referring to the rapes of 572 children from January to July, and 630 women in the first six months of 2018 termed the figures to be horrendous" (para 7).
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In Noakhali, non-governmental organizations such as Participatory Research Action Network, Bandhan, Gazi Asram Trust, Noakhali Rural Development Society and other organizations led the human chain in front of Noakhali Press Club in the morning... In Gaibandha, Gana Unnayan Kendra in co-operation with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) led the human chain at the DB road in the town... In Thakurgaon, under the banner of an NGO named as 'Eco- Social Development Organization', a human chain and protest rally was formed at the intersection in the town. In Nilphamari, an hour-long human chain and rally was organized at the Chourangi intersection of the town under the banner of Pallisri in collaboration with...more
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In a major and coordinated protest over growing sexual abuse of women and children, and demanding expedited justice to the victims, several human rights groups, like-minded platforms and civil society organisations staged demonstration across the country on Tuesday. Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) held protests in association with 118 organisations, while Naripokkho, ActionAid Bangladesh, Utsha Bangladesh and Concern Worldwide did the same along with 50 of their associate bodies. The protests including sit-in programmes, human chains and distribution of leaflets were staged at 200 venues in all 64 districts of the country. MJF Executive Director Shaheen Anam while addressing a rally in Banani of Dhaka suggested formulating child security committee at...more
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Naripokkho, a top women rights organisation, held rally near its office at Dhanmondi 5/A in Dhaka with the slogan 'No more sexual assault.' Protesters expressing solidarity to the countrywide event staged an hour-long sit-in programme in front of Naripokkho’s office from 4pm. Rowshon Ara, coordinator of the event, said their protests came in the wake of an upward trend on violence, especially sexual, against women. 'Rapes and other forms of sexual abuse are on the rise across the country. We need to wage a mass demonstration to fight such criminal acts,' she told Dhaka Tribune. 'If we can stage a coordinated demonstration, we can help reduce violence against women,' added...more
Dec. 18, 2019, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, D R Congo, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

3.0
Dec. 8, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"Most Islamic countries, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and Bangladesh, have banned triple talaq, but the custom continued in India, which does not have a uniform set of laws on marriage and divorce that apply to every citizen" (para. 15).
Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Comoros, East Timor, Egypt, Fiji, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

2.0
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The 2012 Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act (PSHTA) criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of five years to life imprisonment and a fine of not less than 50,000 Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) ($595). Bonded labor was treated as a separate offense and prescribed lesser penalties of five to 12 years’ imprisonment and a fine of not less than 50,000 BDT ($595). These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape" (94).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Bangladesh, and traffickers exploit victims from Bangladesh abroad. Traffickers exploit some Bangladeshi men, women, and children who migrate willingly to work in the Middle East, Southern and East Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States in forced labor. An international organization estimates more than 700,000 Bangladeshis migrate for work each year through illegal channels and are vulnerable to traffickers. (...) Women and girls who migrate for domestic work are particularly vulnerable to trafficking. Traffickers have sold some women who migrated through Bangladeshi recruitment agencies to Lebanon or Jordan for domestic work into forced...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Bangladesh does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included adopting a national action plan to combat trafficking, convicting traffickers, initiating an investigation into a police officer accused of child sex trafficking, and continuing to investigate some potential trafficking crimes against Rohingya refugees. However, the government did not demonstrate overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period. The government identified significantly fewer trafficking victims and did not consistently refer victims to care, and reports of it doing so were far fewer than the number of victims it identified. Victim care remained insufficient;...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Through its 592 cases recorded under the PSHTA, the government identified 419 potential trafficking victims, including 155 adult males, 172 adult females, and 92 children. The government did not provide a breakdown of the type of trafficking or nationality of victims. This is a significant decrease from the identification of 770 potential victims in 2017" (95). "Two organizations reported identifying 969 additional potential trafficking victims. Among the 969, one organization identified 99 Rohingya that traffickers removed from refugee camps and exploited in sex trafficking (nine females) and labor trafficking (90 males and females) within Bangladesh between October 2017 and October 2018" (95).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 28, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Bangladesh's top court has ruled the word 'virgin' must be removed from Muslim marriage certificates in a landmark move after campaigners challenged the 'humiliating and discriminatory' term...'It is a landmark verdict,' Aynun Nahar Siddiqua, a lawyer for the groups which filed the case challenging the term in 2014, said on Monday. Rights groups have long criticised the term - used in certificates since they were introduced in 1961 - saying it is 'humiliating and discriminatory', and that it breaches the privacy of the woman getting married" (para 1, 5, 6).
Aug. 28, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Bangladesh's top court has ruled the word 'virgin' must be removed from Muslim marriage certificates in a landmark move after campaigners challenged the 'humiliating and discriminatory' term. Under the South Asian country's Muslim marriage laws, a bride has to select one of three options on the certificate - whether she is a Kumari (virgin), a widow or divorced. In a brief verdict on Sunday, the court ordered the government to remove the term and replace it with 'unmarried', deputy attorney general Amit Talukder said" (para 1-3).
July 25, 2019, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"International organizations allege some Bangladeshi border guard, military, and police officials facilitate trafficking of Rohingya, including accepting bribes from traffickers to gain access to camps. Rohingya girls and boys are recruited from refugee camps to work as shop hands, fishermen, rickshaw pullers, and domestic workers in Bangladesh" (98).
July 25, 2019, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Traffickers exploit Rohingya men, women, and children from refugee camps for both sex and labor trafficking, including domestic servitude, although the scale is unknown, including in comparison to the local host community" (98).
July 25, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Bangladesh hosts more than one million undocumented Rohingya in refugee camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar near the Burmese border and other parts of the country, approximately 700,000 of whom arrived after August 2017" (97)
July 25, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The government provided anti-trafficking training to its troops prior to their deployment as peacekeepers and provided antitrafficking training for its diplomatic personnel. During the reporting period, the UN substantiated two sex trafficking claims against two Bangladeshi peacekeepers that had taken place in 2015-2017. The UN repatriated the peacekeepers, and the Bangladeshi authorities’ investigations were pending at the end of the reporting period" (97).
July 25, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, CWC-DATA-3, IIP-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"However, the government continued to deny Rohingya access to formal schooling, prevent them from working legally, restrict their movement, and suspend birth registration for nearly one year, all of which increased vulnerability to trafficking" (97).
July 25, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Two organizations reported identifying 969 additional potential trafficking victims. Among the 969, one organization identified 99 Rohingya that traffickers removed from refugee camps and exploited in sex trafficking (nine females) and labor trafficking (90 males and females) within Bangladesh between October 2017 and October 2018" (95).
July 25, 2019, 2:51 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government deployed the Rapid Action Battalion and the Bangladesh Army to bolster security around Rohingya refugee camps, including to stem human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The Bangladeshi High Court did not entertain antitrafficking cases filed by Rohingya, despite the law allowing Rohingya to file trafficking cases in Bangladeshi courts. The government did not establish clear legal reporting mechanisms within the camps, which impeded Rohingya trafficking victims' access to justice and increased impunity for offenders. In an effort to remedy these deficiencies, police and international donors established one help desk in one refugee camp to provide legal assistance to Rohingya female and child victims of crime, and an international organization...more
July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The issue of discrimination, abuse and violence, concept of citizenship are vital for the ensuring and promotion of the rights of women. The key laws which may be mentioned in this regard are; (...) Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, 2010; Women and Children Repression Act, 2000 (Amendment 2003); Children Act, 2013; (...). As is evident, most of these have been enacted fairly recently and in response to specific need. These laws are expected to provide the basic dispositions to ensure the rights of women, free from discrimination, exploitation, abuse and violence" (10).
July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"However, the Christian community is possibly the only religious community in Bangladesh which practices, de facto, equality in inheritance and maintenance. The influence of the church is possibly the single most important factor in this regard. All marriages are also usually registered with the respective denominational churches" (10).
July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"There are serious loopholes in some policies too; the Agriculture Policy recognizes only the post-harvest role of the women which effectively means that women are not recognized as farmers and the door for them to access government agriculture support services and credit facilities remain shut" (12). "Both the National Rural Development Policy and the National Agriculture Extension Policy, respectively adopted in 2001 and 2012, talk conspicuously about issues of the women and the need for specific intervention to improve their conditions and rights as part of overall social and economic progress of the country. The recently adopted 7th Five-Year Plan, possibly the most important document for the socio-economic development of...more
July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2

"During field level consultation in Dinajpur in 3 separate villages, no women seem to have received benefits from the widow allowance and elderly allowance programmes. Also, very few ever received VGD/VDF cards" (15).