Combating Gender Based Violence in Bangladesh Project
The Combating Gender Based Violence in Bangladesh (CGBV) project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, recognizes that prevention of violence requires sustained and comprehensive action at organizational and community levels. The project will focus on primary prevention, stopping violence before it occurs through behavior change interventions at community level.
The Project works in the districts of Bogra, Patuakhali and Comilla, both at community level and with private and public institutions. The focus is to work with women and men, in the household and at community level to create an enabling environment where women’s rights are respected, and women and girls are free from violence at home, at work, at school or in public. The focus of the Project is to create a participatory framework of integrated and mutually reinforcing interventions to address the underlying causes and drivers of violence against women and girls; make duty bearers accountable to comply with international and national obligations addressing violence against women and promote their equal status in the society.
Simultaneously, CGBV will enhance the capacity of civil society to advocate and influence policies for a violence free society and strengthen women’s voice and agency. To achieve this, we will engage and partner with district based and high-level leadership of key institutions such as local government, civil society organizations, women’s organizations, education institutions and workplaces.