COVID-19 Domestic Violence Country Updates: Bangladesh
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:10 PM

According to a recent survey by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), at least 4,249 women and 456 children were subjected to domestic violence in 27 out of 64 districts of Bangladesh in April, with 1,672 women and 424 children facing violence for the first time in their lives. Those serving victims are concerned that women in Bangladesh will not be able to report abuse over the phone, and that the lockdown will make it extremely difficult for women to access services and seek help during this time.
We are closely monitoring the new challenges justice systems actors are facing in addressing domestic violence and sexual violence under the coronavirus situation and providing accurate, up-to-date information on violence against women around the world. Learn more at If you or a loved one is in need of help, call the Day One Hotline at 1-866-223-1111, the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or the StrongHearts Native Helpline at 1-844-762-8483.