80.2% married women abused by husbands: Report

Source: Star Online Report.

Around 80.2 percent of married women are abused by their husbands at least once in a lifetime, a government report has said.

There are five forms of violence—physical, sexual, economic, emotional and controlling behaviour, the report said.

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) revealed the report title ‘Report on Violence Against Women (VAW) Survey-2015’ at the National Economic Council (NEC) auditorium today.

The report was prepared after interviewing 21,688 women, aged 15 or above, between August 13 and 22 last year.

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki, among others, attended the function.

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