Bangladesh: High Court Directs Government to Immediately Implement Sexual Harassment Guidelines in All Educational Institutions, and Ensure that Women Are Not Forced to Veil or Cover Their Heads

Publication Date: 
May 2, 2010

Advocate Salahuddin Dolon v Bangladesh, Writ Petition No. 4495 of 2009


Summary: The High Court today directed the Ministry of Education to take immediate steps to implement the Guidelines on Sexual Harassment declared earlier in BNWLA v Bangladesh, and to ensure that no woman working in any educational institution, public or private is forced to wear a veil or cover her head, and may exercise her personal choice whether or not to do so. [1]The Court also observed that Section 27A of the Government Servants Discipline and Conduct Rules 1979, must be read alongside these Guidelines, to ensure that public officials are held to account for any acts of sexual harassment.


The Court observed “It is the personal choice of a woman to wear a veil. If any person tries to compel a woman to wear a veil against her consent or will that amounts to a violation of her fundamental rights as enshrined in the Constitution”.


Bangladesh: 'Eve teasing' craze takes a terrible toll

Publication Date: 
June 11, 2010
Photo Credit: BBC

This Sunday (13 June) has been designated "Eve Teasing Protection Day" by the education ministry in Bangladesh.

The announcement reflects increasing concern over the worrying number of girls and women who have recently committed suicide in the country to escape "Eve teasing", a euphemism for sexual harassment.

Bangladesh: 16 year old girl raped, pregnant, flogged 101 times. High Court now orders protection

( – Bangladesh’s High Court has ordered authorities in an eastern district to protect and produce in court a 16-year-old girl who was lashed 101 times earlier this month after becoming pregnant as the result of a rape.

Bangladesh: Media Martketing of Beauty & Female Stereotypes

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Bangladesh - Deceived Hindu Girl of Fradulent Muslim Conversion & Marriage - Abandoned by All

Deceived Hindu Girl moving on the street for justice because Muslim boy married her with fraudulent means and also on false personification in Khulna-Bangladesh

BANGLADESH: Dowry violence continues unabated

DHAKA, 11 September 2009 (IRIN) - When parents in Bangladesh fail to come up with a promised dowry for their newly married daughters things can get nasty.

Bangladesh: Acid Attacks Continue Despite New Laws

6/01/2009: Acid attacks against women and girls are continuing despite legal campaigns to halt their spread. (IRIN via WUNRN)