Country Bangladesh
Year 2010
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Within the Women Support Programme of the Department of Women Affairs, a Women Support Center was established.  Women victims/survivors of violence are provided shelter and other services free of charge, i.e. food, medicine, clothes.  They are also assisted in the process of rehabilitation.  A Committee composed of an Assistant Directo, a doctor, a social welfare officer, and a lawyer, selects the women victims/survivors who can benefit from the Women Support Center's services.  The selected women are accommodated in the center for a maximum period of six months until the completion their case in court.  During their stay in the center, they receive training programmes on different trades to enable them to continue their life and to survive after their departure from the center.  Throughout their stay, women also receive health care education, primary education, they have free access to medical facilities, to doctors, to a career development officer, a social welfare officer, and trade instructors.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Bangladesh to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010