Justice lacking for victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh, says activist

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Many people who commit sexually violent crimes in Bangladesh are not being brought to justice, according to a member of a small community called Chittagong Hill Tract.

Bipasha Chakma is an indigenous woman who has been helping to develop the Chittagong Hill Tract, an area that has been isolated and disadvantaged in the past decades.

As a women's rights activist, she has documented how sexual violence and harassment have been on the rise, while impunity for the perpetrators has reportedly gone up as well.

Stephanie Coutrix asked her about the main findings of her research on this issue.

Duration: 2'32"

 

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