Country Bangladesh
Year 2019
Type of Measure Violence against women > Regulations
Form of Violence Sexual harassment

Brief Description


In the aftermath of the High Court ruling of 2010 that made sexual harassment of women and girls in the workplace a criminal offence (Article 102 of the Consitution), the Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) noted that harassment still was a problem and monitoring and enforcement of the guidelines were poor. This sometimes prevented girls from attending schools or work. Formation of complaints committees and the installation of complaints boxes at educational institutions and workplaces as directed by the Courts were rarely enforced. The BNWLA filed another petition and the Honourable High Court issued an order in May 2019 about the Government to report on formation of complaints committees and the installation of complaints boxes at educational institutions and workplaces. Several ministries (including Ministry of Foreign Affairs), departments and universities have already formed such committees.

Source of Information

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