The Kapaeeng Foundation in association with Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Bangladesh Indigenous Women Network has been working to promote and protect human rights of indigenous peoples, coordinating and organizing campaigns on issues affecting the Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh. These organisations have documented several cases of the attack, murder, rape and violence against indigenous women in Bangladesh which have got increased at an alarming rate in recent years. The documentation of the cases had been done by the Human Rights Defenders Network. The information provided was crosschecked by Kapaeeng Foundation itself and deemed reliable and factual.
This report is a response to the call for communication from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in relations to the violations of human rights that affect the status of women and this particular report is focused on the human rights violations against indigenous women in Bangladesh.
It is hoped that this report will assist the Commission in identifying the patterns of discriminatory practices specifically against indigenous women of Bangladesh and in developing policies to address such discrimination.
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