Citizen Initiative Against Repression of Women [Bangladesh]

Imrul Kayes Chowdhury | The Daily Star | March 9, 2012

Although we celebrated International Women's Day yesterday, we cannot ignore the fact that violence against women is still quite high in this country. Amnesty International in its Annual Report 2011 published that according to Bangladesh government figures violence against women topped all crimes reported to the police in the first six months in 2011 alone. Of 7,285 complaints made, 1,586 were rape cases.
To make a difference in this grave issue, a group of people from home and abroad launched an online initiative called Bijoya.

Bijoya ( is an online citizen initiative to report incidents against women in Bangladesh with the help of technologies such as SMS, e-mail, tweets, Facebook and web. This initiative lets people use easy and affordable technologies available to them to report any incidents against women in Bangladesh. Bijoya authorities also keep the identity of reporter anonymous if asked to...