In their 2004 report on violence against women, BNWLA included only 772 cases of family violence incidents reported in different national daily newspapers during January to December 2004 (BNWLA 2005, p.
In the newspaper-based report prepared by BNWLA (2005) there are no statistics showing the sexual and psychological violence inflicted on women by their family members.
In Bangladesh, society considers sexual intercourse between husbands and wives as a private matter not to be interfered in by others (BNWLA 2005).
Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association (BNWLA).
The BNWLA, an advocacy organization founded 30 years ago, has 6 divisional offices, 32 out-reach clinics and 42 grass-root-level partner organizations.
According to respondents, activists of BNWLA mentioned in public meetings that Shima had suffered emotional trauma and was now dealing with the trauma all by herself in a society that instills in women the value of virginity.
The MP and BNWLA encouraged the public to express collective claims against safe-custody laws.