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Project: Pilot Project for Police Training and Community Sensitization Program on Women and Child Rights

On going project : 18 Jun, 2019

A Pilot Project for Police Training and Community Sensitization Programme on Women and Children Rights was undertaken with the financial assistance of the Department for International Development (DFID), UK and managed by the British Council since August 1998. The main objective of the sensitization programme was to bring about attitudinal and behavioural change of police personnel towards women and children through training/workshop.

To this end, the Centre designed a five-day programmes that include two-day with police, two-day with community, followed by a one-day interactive workshop with police and community together on fifth-day where police and community could exchange their views and opinions centering the issues and problems relating to women and child rights. The Centre organized four five-day extensive programmes covering eleven thanas of Bogra in collaboration with TMSS since February 1999 and subsequently two one-day Fact-finding Meetings were also arranged at the same venue aimed at assessing the impact of the sensitization programme.  

At the same time, CWCS also organized ten Awareness Raising Workshops with Police on Women and Children rights in Dhaka, of them, eight workshops were held at the different police stations in Dhaka and the rest two were held at the Detective Training School (DTS) of CID, Dhaka in 1999. We found all the police personnel attended the workshops very positive and enthusiastic.

With the six months extension from DFID, CWCS further organized three five-day sensitization programmes in three districts, namely Mymensingh, Gaibandha and Jessore during February-May 2000.