No place is safe: Sexual abuse of children in rural Bangladesh

Fattah, Kazi Nazrul and Kabir, Zarina Nahar (2013) No place is safe: Sexual abuse of children in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22 8: 901-914. doi:10.1080/10538712.2013.841310

Author Fattah, Kazi Nazrul
Kabir, Zarina Nahar
Title No place is safe: Sexual abuse of children in rural Bangladesh
Journal name Journal of Child Sexual Abuse   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1053-8712
Publication date 2013-11-27
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10538712.2013.841310
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 8
Start page 901
End page 914
Total pages 14
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract During July 2007 to June 2010, BRAC, a nongovernment organization in Bangladesh, reported 713 incidents of rape and attempted rape of children (< 18 years) in rural Bangladesh. This study explores these 713 incidents to identify possible patterns related to the victims, perpetrators, and different dynamics of the incidents. Rape and attempted rape, particularly of young girls, constituted 64% of all reported incidents of violence against children. Children were found to be abused by men from all walks of life, mainly by non-family-members (83%). Similar diversity was seen in the location, time, and context of the incidents. The present study attempts to put forward an overall picture of the depth of the problem of child sexual abuse in rural Bangladesh, linking the incidents with the socially constructed gender relations of power and how it perpetuates sexual abuse of children, especially girls.
Keyword adolescent
sexual abuse
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
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