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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Invitation to HRCBM's Panel Discussion on Violence against women and Girls in Bangladesh
Ph: 212-592-3627
Fax: 619-330-0662

Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities
Organizes Panel Discussion

“Violence Against Minority Women & Girls in Bangladesh”

CSW 53: NGO Parallel Events 2009
Friday, March 6th, 10 AM to 11:30 AM
UN Church Bldg., 777 UN Plaza, 8th Floor, NY, NY11007
(First Avenue between 43rd and 44th street)

“Although violence against women and girls is common phenomenon in Bangladesh, minority women and girls are increasingly subjected to brutal gang rape and religious/racial hate crime. Victims often complain of state sponsored apathy in applying stringent domestic law to protect women and girls in the minority community. That coupled with lack of International legal instruments to bring offenders to justice, minority women and girls, those who are victim of hate crime in Bangladesh, often suffer from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). HRCBM has observed an alarming proportion of those victims of hate crime are prone to commit suicide.
Despite HRCBM’s continued effort to help bring justice, the organization faces strong opposition from some of the governmental and non governmental entities. Therefore, it has become apparent that the organization initiates the discussion on the need for International Rights Instruments to protect the women and the children without prejudice.