Indigenous women and girls are the most vulnerable group in Bangladesh. They face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination due to their gender, ethnicity, language, religion, class and geographic location. According to Kapaeeng Foundation’s statistics, from January 2007 to September 2016, there have been at least 466 reported incidents of violence against indigenous women and girls in Bangladesh.
This briefing paper gives a short account of the actual situation and summarizes the laws the country has endorsed in relation to women rights. It also suggests key recommendations to implement the human right instruments that are already endorsed at a national level.