Dhaka, Sept. 18 -- Nearly 38.9 per cent of adolescent girls feel reluctant to share incidents of gender-based violence, underscoring the need for a safe environment disclosure, a study reveals.

Some 39 per cent of adolescent girls experience psychological abuse, 32 per cent suffer physical abuse, and 14 per cent endure sexual and economic abuse, according to the study conducted by Educo Bangladesh.

The findings of the study were revealed at an event titled "Impact of Gender-Based Violence on Adolescent Girls in Bangladesh and Its Consequences." at a Dhaka city hotel on Monday.

Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, attended the event as the chief guest, with Abdul Hamid, country director of Educo Bangla...