For the first time on this International Women’s Day, women in Spain made a 24-hour strike. Their strike called for protest against gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Their slogan was, ‘If we stop, the world will stop.’
Europe is always much ahead of celebrating Women’s Day. But this is the first time in the history of European countries to strike the strike. In fact, this year’s Women’s Day was the case of sexual assault and exploitation in the center of the discussion in Western countries. Hollywood protesters’ sexual harassment movement in the background of ‘I am victim of oppression’ As well as the issue of wages between men and women. Multinational corporations have paid less wages for girls than year after year’s wages.
And on the day of World Women’s Day, in the center of the discussion in Bangladesh, the incident took place on the subject of a political program. On the day of international recognition of the historic speech of March 7, some students complained of being harassed by party workers and supporters in the rally of the ruling party in Suhrawardy Udyan. A student expressed the desire to leave the country with anger and anguish. Most of them told about their assault and hardship on Facebook.
If they get justice, they may get some comfort. But unfortunately, the politics that has already started with such incidents, the prospect of losing that possibility is strong. Some of the students of the discussion have also been removed from social media due to political controversy surrounding their speech. However, before removing it, it is difficult to calculate the number of screenshots they have shared among themselves in the form of pictures. After a little bit of politics. Let’s take a look at how horrified the overall image of torture and justice has taken before.
On the day of International Women’s Day, it was known that just as many cases were filed in the 15 years of the Women and Children’s Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka, 97% of the accused have been able to get away in some way or the other. Most of the accused in these cases were released before the start of the trial. Even at this time, the rape case is considered to be withdrawn considering political consideration. Prothom Alo examined the primary information of 7,864 cases filed in six tribunals from 2002 to 2016, when only three percent of the cases were awarded to the accused. It is a picture of six criminal justice cases like rape, gang rape, murder for rape, murder for dowry, instigation of suicide, and sexual harassment. There is no logical reason to think that the image of the whole country will be something better than that. Rather than being under surveillance of the media, there is a danger of worse situation in those areas.
On the day before the Women’s Day, UNICEF, the UN agency, said that the rate of child marriage in Bangladesh is now 59 percent, the top of South Asia and the fourth in the world. According to the 2011 survey, the rate of child marriage was 52 percent in Bangladesh at that time. The government, however, refused to accept UNICEF’s statistics, saying that child marriage has decreased compared to earlier. But experts say that this rate is still above 50 percent. There is not much time left to debate about the backwardness of Bangladesh on the question of the rights of the victims of child marriage. In spite of the universal opposition, the amendment of child marriage prevention law has been linked to the fact that due to sexual crimes occurring and juvenile abuse, there is clear evidence that the social movement of child marriage prevention has been damaged.
If these two images have been a cause of sadness to anyone, then they would call him a little stronger. Because, it is more difficult to accept the following statistics. According to a study published by BRAC on Tuesday, 94 percent of women victims of verbal, physical and sexual harassment at any time during public transportation were women. Again, in these cases, 66 percent of women were victims of sexual harassment by men 41 to 60 years old. Which means that there is probably a large part of the people involved in the oppression of women, probably the family, they are not unmarried young people.
Three years ago, a family survey of state-run statistics bureau said that 87 percent women of the country are victims of domestic violence. In recent months, the media reported in a posterity of violent violence, shows that the level of atrocity and cruelty has increased.
There is little visible progress in the case of torture of women and crimes against women. Many murders were not widely judged as the killings of Tanu. The administration and police inertia are also noticeable in the incident of student assassination of BCL activists at Dhaka University. And the miscreants who are continuing to see the law continuously, outside the campus, are also able to seek refuge in political patrons. What is the interpretation of women’s politics, which is led by the main leadership of the country, violence against women in the country, increasing sexual violence and the crime of crime?
In the latest debate, the ruling Awami League general secretary and road transport and labor minister Obaidul Quader said, “What happened in the streets of Dhaka outside the rally is not the issue of our party. And it must be the responsibility of the government. “During the political party’s program, it was better to remind anyone while presenting such a theory that the party workers and supporters were not responsible for the crimes, while the fact that during the BNP’s political program,