Violence against women
On 29 June 2019, Vietnamese WHRD Cao Hoang Tram Anh has been kidnapped and tortured for hours after participating in recent peaceful demonstrations to protest two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security, the victim told Defend the Defenders.
On 22 June 2018, At least five women working for an NGO have been abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint in eastern India’s Jharkhand state, police have said.
On 19 June 2018, at least five women working for an NGO have been abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint.
On May 8 2018, Catholic nuns protesting the building of a house on disputed land in Hanoi were attacked and beaten by guards hired by the construction firm, with at least one nun left unconscious in the assault
Since 22 April 2018, Rana Ayyub, journalist have recived large scale online threats and harassment.
Bangladesh: 2 hill women leaders abducted at gunpoint
March 19, 2018
On 18 March 2018, unidentified criminals attacked a house and abducted two leaders of United People’s Democratic Front-backed Hill Women’s Federation from Kudukchari in Rangamati.
India: Sexual assault against WHRD
March 14, 2018
On March 9, 2018, Ms. Shangnaidar Tontang – the chief functionary of Weaker’s Section Development Council, steering committee member of Women in Governance (WinG)-Manipur, Management Board member of State Cooperative Union, Chandel District, and Member of Khangshin Village Authority – was sexually assaulted by Chairman of Kangsang Village Authority, and since then has faced pressures from community members to drop the case she filed against him.
India: JNUSU V-P alleges assault by police constable
February 5, 2018
On 22 January 2018, The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) alleged on Monday that a woman constable assaulted its vice-president Simone Zoya Khan after detaining her from a protest venue.
Bangladesh: Sultana Kamal publicly threatened by Islamist hardline group Hefazat-e-Islam
June 9, 2017
On 2 June 2017, human rights defender, Sultana Kamal, was publicly threatened with arrest, exile and violence by radical group Hefazat-e-Islam Dhaka City Committee, who willfully misrepresented the comments she made during a talk show broadcast on the private news channel News 24.
On 2 May 2017, in Ho Chi Minh City, a group of ten government loyalists brutally attacked Le My Hanh, a female environmental activist from Hanoi for her activities which aim to promote multi-party democracy, human rights and environmental protection.