Violence against Women: Nature, Causes and Dimensions in Contemporary Bangladesh


Hossain, Kazi Tobarak and Md. Saidur Rashid Sumon. 2013. "Violence Against Women: Nature, Causes and Dimensions in Contemporary Bangladesh." Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology 10 (1): 79-91.

Authors: Kazi Tobarak Hossain, Md. Saidur Rashid Sumon


This article is an attempt to discuss some of the major dimensions of violence against women in Bangladesh. Different types of violence against women take place quite frequently in Bangladesh such as domestic violence, acid violence, rape, gang rape, murder, forced prostitution, “Eve-teasing”. The present paper, using data from various secondary sources, examines the nature, causes, magnitude and trend of violence against women in Bangladesh.

Topics: Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Sexual Violence, Rape, SV against Women Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Bangladesh

Year: 2013

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