On going project : 18 Jun, 2019
Two-year Gender Sensitivity Training for Police and Community to Combat Violence Against Women with the financial assistance of UNIFEM Trust Fund started from September 2000. The main goal was to combat various forms of violence against women by gender-sensitivity training of the police and members of the community about women’s rights as human rights and to achieve distributive justice and gender equity.
A Consultation Meeting with police officials and NGOs working on human rights was held on 18 November 2000 at CWCS. About 12 high police officials from different Departments of the police and representatives of the grassroots level organizations (NGOs) of Jessore and Rajshahi attended the participatory Consultation Meeting.
Trainer’s Manual, Facilitator’s Handbook, Handouts and Workbooks were developed to conduct the training programs. Leaflet on the Role of Police to Combat VAW and booklet on relevant laws relating to VAW were published.
Twelve five-day Gender Sensitivity Training for Police and Community to Combat Violence Against Women were conducted in Jessore and Rajshahi districts of Bangladesh. Police personnel comprising of Inspector, Sub-Inspector, Assistant Sub-Inspector and Constables as well as members of the community such as lawyers, teachers, doctors, government officials, Union Parishad Chairmen and members, journalists, imams (religious leader), businessmen, students, cultural activists, housewife, NGO and social workers had attended the above training programs.