Law and Order Situation and Gender-based Violence Bangladeshi Perspective

Authored by: Lailfar Yasmin

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Bangladesh
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2000
Citation: Yasmin, Lailfar. Law and Order Situation and Gender-based Violence Bangladeshi Perspective. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, 2000.

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As a topic of research, the author decided to primarily focus on whether there exists any linkage between the increase in gender-based violence and the law and order situation. It must be clarified that the author does not intend to view the issue as a separate entity, excluding the existing patriarchal system. Rather the objective is to explore whether women’s increased activities in the public sphere have jeopardised her basic security at the external environment and if so, how this has taken shape. There are also several other objectives in carrying out research on the proposed topic apart from the general objective of establishing a relationship between the continuous deterioration of the law and order situation and gender-based violence. The study aims to focus on the role of the law enforcing agencies vis-à-vis women security. It also attempts to look into the social response to the role of irresponsible acts of the law enforcing agencies.