Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Bangladesh

Reporting Organization:UN Women
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 5,000,000
Timeframe: March 15, 2018 - September 30, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Giulia Pelosi
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UN Women

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 5,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Sexual Health & Rights (16.66 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (16.7 %)

Gender Equality (16.66 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (16.66 %)

Protection (16.66 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (16.66 %)

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This project aims to strengthen Bangladesh’s capacity to both reduce actual violence against women and girls and the widespread acceptance of violence against women in Bangladesh. It provides women with tools to improve their own safety, in public, at home, and at work and at the same time it works with public and private institutions to implement policies to prevent violence against women. The project collaborates with families and communities to create more gender equitable roles and relations inside households. It also supports and reinforces Bangladesh’s own policies and regulations concerning violence against women and generates knowledge and capacity that contribute to more effective prevention of gender-based violence by government and civil society.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males
Descriptors: Urban Rural LGBTQ2I Communities Persons with disabilities Local minority groups Dalits
Total Direct Population: 15,000
Total Indirect Population: 60,000
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An expanded knowledge base of effective approaches to prevention of violence against women is developed through national and local level research and analyses.
Innovative initiatives developed and documented to create more gender equitable roles and relations inside the household.
Public and private institutions have increased capacity to implement policies to prevent violence against women.
Women, men, girls and boys at community level are mobilized in favour of respectful relationships gender equality and safe public spaces.
Women’s voice and agency strengthened to influence policies and hold authorities accountable for implementation.
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Goal: Women and girls, including the most marginalized, are free of violence at home, at work and in public spaces

Outcome 1: National and local laws and policies to prevent violence against women are strengthened, if needed, and implemented
Outcome 2: Favourable social norms, attitudes and behaviours are promoted to prevent violence against women and enhance women’s economic empowerment
Outcome 3: Policy and programming is increasingly informed by an expanded knowledge base on effective approaches to prevention of violence against women

Achieved Results



SDG Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • SDG 5.2.2 Proportion of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to sexual violence by persons other than an intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by age and place of occurrence
SDG Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • SDG 11.7.2 Proportion of persons victim of physical or sexual harassment, by sex, age, disability status and place of occurrence, in the previous 12 months
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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