Thursday, September 23

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The legal struggle of defining male rape in Bangladesh
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The legal struggle of defining male rape in Bangladesh

There is a dilemma in Bangladesh’s existing legal system in ensuring justice for male rape victims Amir (not his real name) trembled with fear every time he saw his 18-year-old madrasa teacher Kefayet. Parents of the eight-year-old had no clue why their son reacted in that “particular way” every time Kefayet was around. They found it quite difficult to process the unwillingness of their son to not go back to the madrasa after returning home due to sickness. Despite all the obvious warning signs, all they heard were “excuses” and failed to realize Amir’s desperate cry for help. The sight of Kefayet standing there to welcome Amir and his parents as they dropped him off to his madrasa only brought sheer horror and helplessness to the eight-year-old. This time, Amir’s parents coul...