Croatia saw a reform in law that would compensate war rape survivors with a regular cash stipend and access to free counselling, as well as legal and medical assistance
President Abdul Hamid today signed an ordinance on capital punishment for rape to increase the punishment of rape - from life imprisonment to death as the country rages on against the recent rape cases in Bangladesh.
However, in many countries across the globe, the government instead of the death penalty provide compensation to rape victims for failing to protect the citizen.
While no amount of money in the world could ever take away the horrendous ramifications for the victim, the compensations according to governments could be directed towards counselling and therapy.
Even though the rape reform has finally come about in Bangladesh the government has never before passed any laws before to for any compensation to the victims.
Even then there are a few cases of compensation in rape cases but those reliefs were sought for in writ jurisdiction, something that is not affordable or convenient to mass people as most victims do not even take their cases to courts.
India however, under the National Legal Services Authority scheme passed the law that a rape survivor will get a mandatory minimum compensation of Rs 4 lakh and, in case of gang rape Rs 5 lakh.
Likewise, the United Kingdom's Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) sets out 37 different tariffs of compensation for sexual assault.
Compensation following a rape attack can be awarded for personal injury and mental trauma under the scheme.
The average compensation could be around £11,000 but higher sums are payable if one has suffered more than one assault or has a serious disabling mental health condition.
Croatia saw a reform in law that would compensate war rape survivors with a regular cash stipend and access to free counselling, as well as legal and medical assistance.
Many other countries like Taiwan, Hong Kong pay financial compensation alongside therapy for mental distress.
The United States has deemed rape as a state-level crime for which the compensation is also considered at state level.