Country Bangladesh
Year 2009
Type of Measure Prevention > Community mobilization
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

This initiative undertaken by the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs aims at ensuring security for women and girls as they are subject to gender-specific insecurities, such as domestic violence and human trafficking. The objective of the project is to "Contribute to poor people‘s, particularly women's and girls', access to justice in urban and rural Bangladesh." Gender responsive community-based policing is a strategy to increase security and to strengthen human rights protection, especially for women and girls. The activities are being monitored and evaluated in order to generate good practices. In community policing, the police works with community people in maintaining law and order and preventing crimes. Community Policing Committees arrange courtyard meetings in their respective areas to make people aware of the Committee's roles and activities and solve cases of gender violence. This approach is being piloted in some regions by Police, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations. Its focus is to bring the community and the police together in resolving problems and establishing security at the local level.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/BGD/CO/6-7, p. 100