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Dhaka to amend laws discriminatory to women: PM (Lead)

March 8th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday said her government will, if necessary, amend or repeal laws that are harmful and discriminatory to women. She also pledged effective enforcement ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bangladesh revives women’s development policy

March 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has announced the revival of a women's development policy to mark International Women's Day Monday while activists pledged to focus on acid attacks on ... Read more...

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Dhaka firms up law to curb acid attacks on women

November 3rd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 3 (IANS) A law to curb violence against women in the form of acid being thrown at them has been approved in Bangladesh, which has witnessed 132 incidents of ... Read more...

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Throwing acid to settle scores on the rise in Bangladesh

September 27th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 27 (IANS) Nasima, 35, received serious burn injuries earlier this month as men threw acid on her after she refused to withdraw a court case against those who had allegedly ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |