Country Bangladesh
Year 2017
Type of Measure Social services > Hotline/Helpline
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Information and Communication Technology Division established a Cyber Help Desk. As of December, 2017, the Help Desk received more than 17,000 complaints, 70 per cent of complainants were women. Women were also targeted for digitally manipulated images with pornographic materials. Often women end up with their social media accounts hacked. The perpetrators would then upload fake indecent messages and pictures to victimize, defame or blackmail them.

Source of Information

Bangladesh's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.42-43