Women in Dhaka take to the streets at midnight in a ‘March to Break the Shackles’

In a striking show of unity and protest against the sudden spike in rapes, hundreds of women brought out a procession in Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital,  right before midnight on Tuesday.
 

Oct 14, 2020
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In a striking show of unity and protest against the sudden spike in rapes, hundreds of women brought out a procession in Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital,  right before midnight on Tuesday.
 
Heading towards Manik Mia Avenue in front of the parliament, the “March to Break the Shackles” (Shekol Bhangar Padojatra) with torches, anti-rape banners, festoons and placards started from Shahbagh at 11:59pm.

Condemning the government’s failure to provide security for the country’s women, these protesters took to the streets to press home a 12-point charter of demands, including amending the archaic Penal Code to change the discriminatory definition of rape and make it more inclusive.

https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/dhaka/2020/10/14/women-in-dhaka-take-to-the-streets-at-midnight-in-a-march-to-break-the-shackles

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