Mohila Parishad: 3703 women, girls suffered violence in 2021
A total of 3703 women and girls were subjected to different forms of violence including rape and murder in 2021, according to a report of Bangladesh Mohila Parishad.
Some 1235 females were raped in the last year. Of them 1028 females including 629 girls were raped, 179 females including 62 girls were gang raped and 31 females including 22 girls were killed after rape, said the report published on Monday.
Bangladesh Mohila Parishad President Dr Fouzia Moslem and its General Secretary Maleka Banu presented the report at a press briefing in the city, UNB reports.
The organisation compiled the statistics based on the reports published in13 newspapers.
According to the report, 155 females including 93 girls were subjected to rape attempt while 33 females including 14 girls were subjected to sexual assault while 95 females including 62 girl children faced sexual harassment.
Besides, acid attacks were carried out on 22 women including five girls while four of them succumbed to burn injuries.
The report also said that 23 females including three girl children were subjected to burn injuries and of them ten succumbed to their injuries.
Meanwhile, 180 females including 153 girl children were victims of abduction while eleven others were subjected to such attempts.
Forty-two females including six girl children were trafficked while 46 women, including 32 girl children were harassed at different times.
The report also said 138 females including one girl child were subjected to physical torture for dowry and of them 45 were killed for dowry.
As many as 208 females including 58 girl children suffered physical torture while 444 females including 114 girl children were killed for various reasons.
Eighty-seven women, including 19 children were subjected to murder attempt while 427 females including 131 girl children died mysteriously, said the report.
A total of 121 female students including 43 girl children committed suicide while eleven attempted to commit suicide.
There were incidents of 327 child marriages across the country while 63 females including 23 girl children were victims of cybercrime.
There were 260 incidents of child marriages in Kishoreganj district alone while 1242 incidents of child marriage were reported from Tangail in the past one and half year.