The inspiring life of Ferdousi Priyabhashini4 min read 07 Mar 2018, 11:43 PM IST
Ferdousi Priyabhashini, who died in Dhaka, survived rape by Pakistani armed forces and led a campaign to highlight what many Bangladeshi women experienced during the liberation war
Long before there was “me too", there was a woman who rose to say, “It was me." She was not the first to say so, for there had been others, but the context in which she rose to speak up made her declaration crucial. Anywhere in the world, it takes a considerable amount of bravery for a woman to say in public that she has been sexually assaulted, but it is all the more courageous to do so in a deeply conservative society emerging from a liberation war, political upheavals, and amidst growing religious fundamentalism.
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