Women and war: coping with rape after 1971

March 7, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Women and war: coping with rape after 1971

The most acute form of vulnerability women experience is rape and Bangladesh saw the largest incidence of rape during 1971. In war situations, rape is common and the horror of war is largely defined by such acts. Yet the violent reaction by Bangladeshis to their raped women produced a second generation of violence against...
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From Feb 1952 to Feb 2013: How much has changed?

February 21, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
From Feb 1952 to Feb 2013: How much has changed?

61 years after 1952, we are experiencing another February. In Ekushey the spirit was that of the young people who protested a government policy decision and died on the streets of Dhaka from police bullets.
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