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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: 3 pages

ISSN: 1940-8382 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Asian History: Bangladeshi History, Pakistani History | Prosecution: Trials / International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh); Types: Wartime Rape / Bangladesh Liberation War



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Author: Zakia Afrin, School of Law, Golden Gate University

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)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Bangladesh, History of Pakistan | Court: International court / International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh) | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: Bangladesh Liberation War / Rape during the Bangladesh Liberation War