'One rape is one too many': UN expresses 'serious concerns' over violence against women in Bangladesh
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Dhaka, Oct. 8 -- "One rape is one too many," the UN said in a statement tweeted by its Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo in the wake of recent rape cases on Wednesday.
The assault on a woman in Noakhali's Begumganj, a video of which was circulated on social media, has "yet again underlined the state of social, behavioural and structural misogyny that exist", the statement said.
The UN stands with the public and civil society groups in calling for justice, and recognises that these are "not isolated incidents", it said.
The UN offered the government support to undertake a "comprehensive review" of handling of rape cases and violence against women and children in order to improve and create a gender-responsive justice system.
It also "stro...
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