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Violence Against Women, © Monirul Alam

25/11/2015 Dhaka,Bangladesh Bangladesh Monirul Alam

Nov. 25, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Women activists protest demanding elimination of violence against women on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in front of Central Shaid Minar in Dhaka.Recent global prevalence figures (WHO) indicate that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. In 2013, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) with support from UNFPA released a national survey of violence against women that found that 87 percent of ever married women have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime with 77 percent reporting violence in the past 12 months. (Monirul Alam)
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Monirul Alam
the authorMonirul Alam
Monirul Alam Independent Photojournalist born in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh 1975. He took up photography in 1994. After completing his Bachelors in Accounting from the National University, he went on to Graduate from Pathshala, the South Asian Media Institute and Post Graduate certificate course on Broadcast and Cross Media Journalism from the BRAC University with Erasmus University based in Rotterdam Netherlands. Monirul, former depute chief Photojournalist Prothom Alo newspaper presently work as an Independent Photojournalist on Bangladesh based and work with ZUMA PRESS. His work has been published in prestigious national and international publications, such as The Guardian, Time Magazine, The Telegraph, Time Light Box, Wall Street Journal, NY Times Lens Blog, Newsweek, MSNBC, AP, AFP, EPA, EFE, NurPhoto, Getty Reportage, New Internationalist, Saudi Aramco World, National Geographic Your Short, The Daily Star, The Daily Prothom Alo, DrikNews, The Observers France 24,100 Eyes Magazine, Private Magazine, Majority World, Photojournale, The Click, Animal Planet Channel, Bangla Rights etc…

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