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Nusrat killing: Spotlight on sexual violence in Bangladesh

After a 19-year-old Bangladeshi schoolgirl’s killing after she accused her headmaster of sexual harassment sparked a wave of protests across the country, a leading international civil society group declared today that the “atrocity could have been averted if the police and the school governing body had taken steps on time.”

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