In Bangladesh, police launch an all-woman unit to fight online abuse

An all-woman team was launched by the police in Bangladesh on Monday to encourage women to report digital abuse, which includes so-called revenge porn, the hacking of social media accounts and online threats from blackmailers.

Most of the victims of the nearly 6,100 cases filed under various laws to prevent online abuse are women, police say.

The initiative comes as authorities seek to address the growing public concern about gender-based violence. Bangladesh has seen a surge of sexual crimes the past few years, with nearly a thousand incidents reported between January and September this year.

Full story at Thomson Reuters Foundation 


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