Country Bangladesh
Year 2018
Type of Measure Police > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Women’s Help Desks have been established in 31 police stations in four districts and in Dhaka Metropolitan city with support by UNFPA. The Help Desks provide assistance in cases of gender-based violence (GBV). A total of 4,505 women and girls received services by 2018. A phone-based survey of service recipients found that almost three-quarters were satisfied with Help Desk services in 2018. The survey also highlighted the importance of having female police officers in the help desks.

Source of Information

Bangladesh's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.44-45