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The major issue in Bangladesh is women and children’s rights. There is
ongoing violence against women and children in Bangladesh and the number
is very alarming. Although the country in general is affected by the
ongoing onslaught against women and children (girls), it clearly
observed that minority women and children (girls) are subject to extreme
and brutal violence in Bangladesh. Their number has already been more
than 5000 last year and already been 900 this year.
Although oppression against minority, land grabbing (minority lands are
grabbed often by opportunists), state sponsored discrimination and
forced internal displacement are common, one of the challenging issue is
the rehabilitation of gang rape women and children and to seek justice
for them. Due to the nature of the society, gang rape women and
girls are left with no choice but to commit suicide. The Human
Rights Tribune, a newspaper of HRCBM depicts gruesome stories of gang
rape and continuing atrocities against minorities in Bangladesh apart
from those available at HRCBM’s main website at
http://www.hrcbm.org . Please visit
http://hrtribune.com/News/news.html for further details. It is
widely seen that minority women are subject to brutal gang rape and in
some cases were forced to become naked in front of public. Criminals
usually treat minority community as their pray since minority victim
rarely goes to police fearing persecution.
The victims rarely get rehabilitated or get a hearing in the court.
Their plights never been heard. Through this project HRCBM intends to
provide legal assistance to procure justice for the destitute as well
provide rehabilitation support to the needy. In this effort, HRCBM’s
volunteers are informed directly by the parents or villagers once the
hapless girl/women become subject to genital mutilation, gang rape or
crime of such nature. HRCBM rushes its advocates to rescue the
girl/women/children while registering a case with local police station.
Once the victim is secured and mentally stable, HRCBM moves its legal
action in the local session judge court.
assistance and rehabilitation program has two phases:
1. Rescue and Rehabilitation of the victim
2. Legal assistance to bring offenders to justice.
HRCBM provides its support in a case by case basis. Each rescued victim
is placed in a partner orphanage (with HRCBM’s special care option)
where the victim is first given special care and provided food, shelter
and education. During this phase HRCBM will inform local administration
including police about the crime and file appropriate case in the local
Example, Case: Case number 4(9) 2002 registered at Sonagazi Police
Station, Feni Bangladesh.
Once the victim is mentally stable, HRCBM moves before local session
court. Example, as given below:
name: Ms. Rupali Das and Ms. Kazali Das
Pending case (Report available): Case on Session judge: Estimated cost
Taka 50,000.00 (US$ 1,000.00) for lawyers and court expenses for initial
Rehabilitation for Rupali Das and Kazali Das:
Orphanage Placement at Chittagong: TK 2000.00 (US$ 30.00)/month/person.
Yearly: US$360.00/person/year. We have provided minimum two years
payment to orphanage.
College: US$ 25.00/month/person
Misc: TK 6000.00 (US$ 120.00/year/person)
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