• Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

Nari Samhati: Form sexual harassment prevention committee in every neighbourhood

  • Published at 11:12 pm August 23rd, 2019
Members of women’s rights organization Nari Samhati-Mahmud Hossain Opu
Members of women’s rights organization Nari Samhati demonstrating in front of the National Museum at Shahbagh in Dhaka on Friday, August 23, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Such committee will also work as a pressure group to prevent violence on women  

Women rights activists have called for forming a committee in every neighbourhood comprising of representatives of the locality to curb incidents of sexual harassment and rape. 

They made the demand at a rally organized by women's rights organization Nari Samhati in front of the National Museum at Shahbagh in Dhaka on Friday, ahead of the 24th death anniversary of Yasmin Akhter. 

Yasmin, 14, was gang-raped and murdered by some police personnel in Dinajpur on August 24 in 1995. 

"We observe the day to protest any form of sexual violence and harassment women face in our country," said Taslima Akter, the acting president of Nari Samhati.

"Women are more visible in public than before. They are working in garments sector, going to school. I do believe, they are speaking up about the violence they face more than before," she said. 

Taslima said: "Sexual offenders will feel isolated and probably will not dare to harass women or children in their neighbourhoods if there is a sexual harassment prevention committee." 

She added such a committee would also work as a pressure group to prevent violence on women.  

Aparajita Chanda, general secretary of Nari Samhati, said: "This is outrageous that even a father is turning to be the rapist of his own daughter in the society."  

At the rally, Golam Mostafa, president of Bangladesh Chhatra Federation, said: "Textbooks in our school curriculum teach children stereotypical ideas about the role of men and women in this society." 

Zonayed Saki, chief coordinator of Ganosamhati Andolon, was also present at the program. 

Facebook 50
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