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International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
Bina D’Costa, Marginalisation and Impunity: Violence Against Women and Girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Study Commissioned by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission, Dhaka, May 2014.
Drawing from various international human rights instruments, this report examines selected cases of violence against women and girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in 2011 and 2012. It discusses relevant legal contexts and provides recommendations to the government and civil society to address violence against women and girls in the region. The report emphasises that militarisation and transmigratoion programs illegally settling Bengalis in the CHT that started from 1976 onwards have created extreme vulnerability and poverty for the Indigenous peoples, and have deeply affected indigenous women and girls’ safety and security in the CHT.