Accelerating Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual and Gender Based Violence
What is the project about?
The UNDP Bangladesh Pilot Project on Human Rights of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Victims in Bangladesh is a consorted response to violence against women. The pilot project will respond to gaps in the institutional response which exist mainly because incidents of SGBV in Bangladesh are usually not reported to the duty bearers, and thus remain unrecorded. Therefore, response and support services for victims of SGBV will be improved and accelerated by establishing a formal system to track and monitor SGBV cases. A digitized national database has been established to link will all service providers, which will also contribute to the implementation of the legal frameworks. This Database is expected to better facilitate the redress of the sufferings of violence victims. This result is being achieved through the responses to SGBV victims and referral to solicitation of support service centers
What have we accomplished so far?
- Web hosting of online VAW database software and field test of the database has been completed in partnership with MoWCA and the agency BRAC Net.
- Trainers’ Manual on SGBV Database Software Operation and User Manual for SGBV Database Software have been developed and seven training of trainers (ToT) with 180 attendees have been conducted in all seven project districts.
- Over, 900 key stakeholders have been oriented on project goals and services in district, upazila (sub-district) and union level.
- Baseline Survey of the project is being conducted, which will provide a sound basis for assessing the project’s progress and achievements by comparing the ‘before-after’ scenario of violence against women. The findings of the study will be shared as soon as the analysis yields results.
- Under the Communication for Development component, Popular Theatre (street drama addressing social issues) programme has been finalized and ready for staging at field level.
- Information kit on list of service providers and ten infographics on cases of violence (domestic violence, rape, and sexual harassment) have been finalized for publication.
- Masculinity training manual for local level practitioners have been finalized.
- Till date, a total of 452 cases have been registered in the VAW online database, of which 182 cases have been followed up with.
Who finances it?
Korea International Cooperation Agency