Country Bangladesh
Year 2018 - 2030
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA) led the process revision, updating and approval of the National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children. The revised Plan will be effective for 2018–2030. The revised Plan incorporates targets for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for adults and adolescents which were not included in the previous plan. The Plan was developed in a participatory manner with participation on government ministries, national and international non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, researchers and academia. 

The Strategies include:
i. Elimination of discrimination against women and girls, ii. Development of women and children as human capital, iii. Promotion of women’s leadership. 
Action Areas include: 
i. Legal arrangement and legal assistance, ii. Social awareness and mental transformation, iii Improving socio-economic condition of women and children, iv. Protective services for violence against women and children, v. Prevention and rehabilitation. 
Institutional measures for implementation and monitoring is also included. Development of a monitoring mechanism for implementation and costing of the approved plan is under progress with support from UNFPA.

Source of Information

Bangladesh's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.11 and p.43