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.
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