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Centre for Women and Children Studies

Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS) is a non-profit and non-political organization for encouraging, sponsoring and promoting multi-disciplinary basic and action research aimed at burgeoning socio-economic development of women, men and children. The Centre was established in April 1994 to develop pro-women policy planning in Bangladesh and its implementation in a more meaningful way. It primarily acts as a pressure group to lobby with the policy planners and decision-makers. The vision of the Centre is the inclusion of women in policy agenda to ensure equality in socio-economic, legal and political spheres leading to distributive justice.

Achievements

CWCS’s direct assistance and support services to survivors of human trafficking and victims of sexual exploitation since 2010 - 2019

Our Recent Projects

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This project is implementing by CWCS and supported by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF). The main goal is - "Improved socio-economic reintegration of returnee women migrant workers who are victims of violence in selected 2 districts of Bangladesh" along with four specific outcome. The project is four years in duration.

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The main goal of this project was to empower the survivors by providing in-service training through job placement in garment factory to reduce their socio-economic vulnerability, provide healthcare services and to train them as peer motivators to aware young women and adolescent girls about the underlying dynamics of trafficking episodes in the lives of victims and the grave consequences.

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Novel Strategies to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Crimes and Protect their Victims – HEROES (December 2021 – November 2024) is a research aimed project mainly funded by European Commission (EC), Brussels and managed by UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, Spain. Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS) is one of the 27 consortium members, who are implementing the different components of the HEROES project.

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Vision & Mission

Vision

The vision of the Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS) is inclusion of women and children in policy agenda to ensure equality in socio-economic, legal and political spheres leading to distributive justice.

Mission

The mission is to develop pro-women and child-friendly policy and strategies in Bangladesh and act as an advocacy group to lobby with the policy planners and decision-makers for its implementation in a meaningful way.