New Report on Violence Against Marginalized Groups in Bangladesh, India and Nepal
Monday, June 4, 2012 12:10 PM

New Delhi based feminist human rights organization CREA presented the report “Count Me IN! Research Report on Violence Against Disabled, Lesbian, and Sex-Working Women in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal” at the 12th AWID International Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. The report provides information on the intersections of marginalization, gender and violence against women in three South Asian countries.
Finding that women marginalized from mainstream society suffer higher rates of violence and receive less protection from State agencies, the report is the first study of this scale in the region. It contains policy recommendations to reduce violence against each of these groups of women, and highlights the need to avoid creating a “hierarchy of marginalization” whereby some types of marginalization carry greater political capital than others.
The report summarizes the findings of three country studies conducted by CREA in collaboration with University College London, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh; Society for Nutrition, Education, and Health Action, India; and Centre for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities, Nepal.