Household exposure to violence and human rights violations in western Bangladesh (I): prevalence, risk factors and consequences.

Shr-Jie Wang, Jens Modvig, Edith Montgomery, RCT

The ruling parties in Bangladesh have systematically used violence against political opponents and criminals. It is essential to 1) determine the magnitude and burden of organized crime and political violence (OPV) and human rights violations in the affected community, and to 2) identify the risk factors and key indicators for developing effective health intervention and prevention measures. The level of violence and human rights violations is high. The affected population suffers from violence-related injuries and traumas, which could be a factor contributing to poverty. Victimisation is not random.

Key wordscommunity reconstruction / human rights / organised violence / torture / violence