Sara Hossain

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Sara Hossain in 2016

Sara Hossain is a lawyer from Bangladesh.[1] In 2016, she received the International Women of Courage Award.[2][3]

Life[change | change source]

Hossain received a bachelor's degree from Oxford University in 1988, and a Barrister-at-Law degree from Middle Temple in 1989. [4]She joined the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 1992, working in the areas of constitutional law, public interest, and family law.[5]

Work[change | change source]

Hossain helped write the laws on violence against women.[6] She also worked on court cases against fatwas by village courts, forced veiling of women, and non-medical test for virginity in sexual assault cases.[6][7]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Biographies of 2016 Award Winners". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. News, VOA. "2016 Women of Courage Award Winners". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. "U.S. State Department honors 14 leaders from around the world". 29 March 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  4. "Sara Hossain Lawyer Profile on Martindale.com".
  5. "Sara Hossain".
  6. 6.0 6.1 Pelham, Lipika (18 December 2015). "Bangladeshi lawyer takes aim at sexual violence by religious edict" – via The Guardian.
  7. "Sara Hossain, Bangladesh". 11 May 2015.