Country Bangladesh
Year 2000
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Other harmful practices, Child, early and forced marriage, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Suppression of Violence against Women and Children Act (also known as Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act) came into force in February 2000. It is intended to address the need for more effective prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women and children than existed previously and provides redress for victims of various manifestations of violence including trafficking and acid throwing. The Act makes provision for compensation for the victim from the guilty person/persons. It also contains provisions for remedial measures for negligence or wilful faults committed by an investigating officer and for a child born as a result of rape to be maintained by the father.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Bangladesh to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010; E/CN.4/2001/73/Add.2 p.20