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MJF concerned over rising incidents of rape and sexual harassment

  • Published at 07:24 pm September 25th, 2020
Manusher Jonno Foundation

Incidents of rape and sexual harassment are increasing all over the country, especially in the hilly districts 

The Foundation for the People (MJF) has expressed deep concern over the spike of rapes and sexual assaults in different parts of the country, including the three hill districts. 

A Chakma woman was gang-raped at her house in Khagrachari sadar police station and two teenagers were also gang-raped in Benapole recently.

In Khagrachari, criminals raided the house of the Chakma woman and looted their belongings. On the other hand, the two girls were being taken to India for smuggling through Jhikargacha in Jessore. 

The MJF demanded an immediate investigation into the incident and called for exemplary punishment for the perpetrators through legal process.

In a statement on Friday, MJF Executive Director Shaheen Anam said: “Women and girls are being sexually abused in different parts of the country. Marginalized women and women and children with disabilities are most at risk. Some have been killed after being sexually assaulted.” 

He added: “People involved in sexual harassment have no identity. It is all of our responsibility to protect the women and children of this country from this terrible danger.”


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