Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

June 15, 2013

ART: Reinforcing Demands for Gender Justice: The War Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh

Author: Zakia Afrin
Title: Reinforcing Demands for Gender Justice
Subtitle: The War Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh
Journal: Samar: South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection
Volume: -
Issue: 40
Year: May 31, 2013
Pages: 3pp.
Language: English
Full Text: Samar [Free Access], Digital Commons: The Legal Scholarship Repository @ Golden Gate University School of Law [Free Access]

Abstracts:
»In 2010, the Bangladesh Government, led by Sheikh Hasina, set up the International Crimes Tribunal and charged as many as 12 individuals for participating and assisting in war crimes and crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s war of independence from Pakistan. The tribunals not only address the worst rape concentration camps in history; they also reveal the inner struggles of a society as it faces demands for gender justice, along with secularism and social justice. Unnoticed by most of the world, there is a revolution happening here.« [Source: Samar]
»Ferdousi was one of the first women who came forward to acknowledge being a victim of rape and sexual slavery during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. Today she has become part of the youth movement in Bangladesh, known as the Shahbag movement, supporting the International Crimes Tribunal and demanding the maximum penalty for those who are found guilty. In 2010, the Bangladesh Government, led by Sheikh Hasina, set up the International Crimes Tribunal and charged as many as 12 individuals for participating and assisting in war crimes and crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s war of independence from Pakistan. The tribunals not only address the worst rape concentration camps in history; they also reveal the inner struggles of a society as it faces demands for gender justice, along with secularism and social justice. Unnoticed by most of the world, there is a revolution happening here.« [Source: Digital Commons: The Legal Scholarship Repository]