Guidelines of sexual harassment given by the High Court Division
Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the streets, public places, shops, markets etc. (Writ Petition No. 8769 OF 2010)
* The expression “sexual harassment” is the appropriate term instead of eve teasing. * Definition of sexual harassment given by the High Court Division in the Writ Petition no. 5916 of 2008 has been adopted with modification.*** Definition of stalking given by the High Court Division. * Every Police Station in Bangladesh will have separate cell or team, designated only for the purpose of dealing with complaints/instances of sexual harassments in the streets, public places, shops, markets, stations or terminals, bus, train, steamer (private or public) and any other transport and different neighborhood areas.
* Government shall, on an urgent basis, complete its initiative to insert a new section in the Nari-O-Shishu Nirjatan Daman Ain, 2000 defining the mischief of ‘sexual harassment’.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment at all work places and educational institutions (Writ Petition No. 5916 of 2008)
*The High Court Division issued certain directives in the form of guidelines to prevent sexual harassment. *Guidelines to be followed and observed at all work places and educational institutions till adequate and effective legislation is made in this field. *The aims and objectives of these guidelines include to create awareness about sexual harassments, the consequences of sexual offences etc. *Definition of sexual harassment given by the High Court Division.