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Published: 2012

Domestic Violence against Women in Bangladesh:Analysis from a Socio-legal Perspective

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In Bangladesh, the patriarchal capitalism puts women in such a position within their communities that they always remain subordinate under male domination and in many cases this is reflected through violence (Hadi, 2009). Thus a woman commonly has risk of experiencing domestic violence within her family and it is not very surprising that the husband is more likely to assault and/or batter his wife if she fails to meet his dowry demands or to perform household work. Given the scale of the human rights violation against women within family this article concentrates on the socio-legal concerns of domestic violence problem in Bangladesh. The study in the beginning focuses on the socio-economic cost due to domestic violence in Bangladesh and then finds out the domestic violence prevention mechanisms through national law and international human rights obligations of the state.
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T. Khatun

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Institute of Informatics and Development (IID), Bangladesh