All crimes against women not reported: Inu

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DHAKA, Nov 20, 2017(BSS) – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said today that all crimes against women were not reported.

He blamed social stigma for it and called upon the media to build awareness about the issue.

The minister was speaking at a seminar on the role of the media in containing violence against women at the National Press Club organized by Pathfinder Fund and funded by the USAID and DFID.

Inu said that the participation of women in the media had increased and therefore there was no alternative to having a safe complaint box in all media offices.

“Because of a lack of complete information it was not possible to clearly state the problem, much less resolve it,” he said.

Inu said only the media could create awareness about the physical, mental, sexual and financial persecution of women.

He also said that the issue needs to be discussed at the meetings of all political parties.

The minister also called for an end to child marriages and appealed to all non-government organizations to raise their voice about it.

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