Our Background

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. 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.

Objectives of CWCS

  • Organize workshops and dialogues among researchers, academicians, policy makers and development practitioners for evolving policies and strategies for the betterment of women’s status.
  • Undertake research on women and children issues and dissemination of information, which will help in bridging the gap between researchers and development partners.
  • Organize action-oriented programs based on the needs of women and children at the grassroots level.
  • Conduct training programs in relevant areas of concern for social justice and development of women and children.
  • Undertake relief and rehabilitation work of disaster affected families, especially women and children.

Areas of Expertise

The Centre is mainly a research organization and its members have expertise on the following women and children issues:

  • Feminization of Poverty
  • Education
  • Health and Reproductive Rights
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Women and Child Rights as Human Rights
  • Gender and Law
  • Violence Against Women and Children
  • Trafficking in Women and Children
  • Women’s Political Empowerment
  • Women and Environment
  • Gender Issues in Disaster Management