Sold by traffickers, trapped for years and raped many times a day … this is the life of tens of thousands of underage girls in Bangladesh. We hear their stories. A fter five years in the brothel, Labonni stopped dreaming of being rescued. Ever since she had been sold to a madam at 13 years old, customers had promised to help her escape. None had followed through. Here, between and 1, women and girls are working in the sex trade — many of them against their will.
Bangladesh cuts red tape to bring home girls sex trafficked to India | Al Arabiya English
Please refresh the page and retry. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, who was from Feni, miles south of the capital Dhaka, was tricked into going onto a rooftop at her madrassa, or school, on April 6, where at least four people doused her in kerosene and set her alight, reported Human Rights Watch. She was attacked for refusing to back down from an earlier allegation of an attempted sexual assault against her headmaster. She died four days later from burns covering 80 percent of her body. T he police handling of her case has compounded public anger.
The Bangladesh brothels where men pay child brides for sex – while police look the other way
The status of women in Bangladesh has been subject to many important changes over the past few centuries. Still, women in Bangladesh continue to struggle to achieve equal status to men due to societal norms that enforce restrictive gender roles as well as poor implementation of laws that were set to protect women. In legal matters, Bangladesh follows a mixed system, predominantly of common law inherited from its colonial past as well as some Islamic laws that mostly concern personal status issues.
Please refresh the page and retry. S ex work is legal in Bangladesh. So is child marriage. Gently, she smears pale concealer over her face with her fingertips and blends it into the skin.