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Rothna Begum


Rothna Begum is a senior women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch.

Opinion: The public prosecution's aggressive targeting of female social media influencers stands in stark contrast to the authorities' failure to investigate and prosecute men for sexual violence, writes HRW's Rothna Begum.

25 June, 2021

Comment: To prevent more killings like Israa's, abuse in all its forms must be criminalised so that the perpetrators can be prosecuted, writes Rothna Begum.

18 September, 2019

Comment: Discrimination and violence against women remain pervasive and entrenched, but changes are a credit to the region's women human rights defenders, writes Human Rights Watch's Rothna Begum.

07 March, 2018

Comment: While the #MeToo outcry is exposing sexual harassment mostly in the West, we must remember that abuse, often by employers, happens across the globe, writes Rothna Begum.

08 December, 2017