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Project: Community Policing: Empowering Community to Combat Gender Violence

On going project : 18 Jun, 2019


The project entitled Community Policing: Empowering Community to Combat Gender Violence was initiated from January 2005 to March 2006 at four Union of Sharsha and Avoynagar upazila at Jessore district and Parulia and Shakhipur union under Debhata upazila at Satkhira district with the financial support of the British Council.


The main goal was to address various forms of violence against women such as wife battering, dowry, rape, trafficking, acid throwing, and sexual harassment through community policing so that police and community can work together to combat gender violence.  


  • Two-day Orientation Sessions on Community Policing with police and members of the community was organized separately, followed by one-day interactive workshop with both police and members of the community to form Community Policing Committee to combat Gender Violence and formulate the Terms of Reference of these Committee. Mr. Laisur Rahman, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Sharsha Upazila, Jessore announced the name of the members of Community Policing Committee.
  • Two-day Strategic Meeting was organized at Bahadurpur Union of Sharsha Upazila with the members of Community Policing Committees to formulate the Term of References (TOR) of the committee.
  • Twelve follow-up meetings with the Community Policing Committees were organized at Bahadurpur Union of Sharsha Upazila and Challishia Union of Avaynagar Upazila, Jessore as well as field visits to the police station of the working areas of these Committee to assess the impact of the project activities of the Committees regarding cases of gender violence.
  • Two one-day Orientation Sessions on Community Policing with police and members of the community were organized at Parulia and Sakhipur unions under Debhata Police Station, Satkhira.
  • Four follow-up meetings with the Community Policing Committees were organized at Parulia and Sakhipur unions under Debhata Police Station, Satkhira,.as well as field visits to the police station of the working areas of these Committee to assess the impact of the project activities of the Committees regarding cases of gender violence.