• Thursday, Sep 24, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:40 am

Law minister: Violence against women still goes unreported

  • Published at 09:38 pm March 2nd, 2019
Law minister-anisul huq
File photo of Law, Justice and parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq Dhaka Tribune

The government is dedicated to preventing domestic violence and violence against women, the minister said

Many incidents of violence against women are still not reported to the authorities, despite having legal aid services at the union level, said Law Minister Anisul Huq.

He urged non-government organizations to help victims reach legal aid offices.

Anisul made the remarks while inaugurating a workshop on Saturday on the "Role of government legal aid to prevent domestic violence," jointly organized by the National Legal Aid Services Organization and Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), at the Judicial Administration Training Institute.

The government is dedicated to preventing domestic violence and violence against women, the minister said.

He emphasized raising awareness among men and women and promoting the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act 2010, and Domestic Violence Prevention Policy 2013.

Anisul said women are still deprived of their rights and proper justice.

"Violence against women will come down if the victims of domestic violence become aware of the law and the perpetrators are brought to justice," he said.

He said 1,85,286 women have got free legal aid by calling 16430 helpline.

The minister said the government has brought legal aid facilities to the union level and urged NGOs to help victims of domestic violence get to government legal aid offices for help.

"We are trying to put an end to violence against women through women’s empowerment," he said.

The workshop was presided over by National Legal Aid Services Organization Director, Bikash Kumar Saha. JATI Director General, Khandaker Musa Khaled, Law Secretary, Abu Saleh Sheikh Mohammed Zahirul Haque, and MJF Executive Director Shaheen Anam spoke at the event.

53
51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail