CWCS - Satkhira

Basic Informations

Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS) is a non-profit and non-political organization for encouraging, sponsoring and promoting multi-disciplinary basic and action research aimed at burgeoning socio-economic development of women, men and children. The Centre was established in April 1994 and registered in 1997 to develop pro-women and child-friendly policies in Bangladesh. Since September 2010, CWCS has established a branch office at Satkhira district. CWCS provides transit shelter facilities and family reunification for victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation and those in vulnerable situation within the Information Health Booth (IHB).

Address

Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS)

Head Office – Dhaka

92, New Eskaton Road, Dhaka – 1217

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Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS)

Satkhira Office

Polashpol, Bou-Bazar, Satkhira Sadar, Satkhira

Vision

The vision of the Centre is the inclusion of women in policy agenda to ensure equality in socio-economic, legal and political spheres leading to distributive justice.

Mission

The mission is to act as an advocacy group to lobby with the policy planners and decision-makers for its implementation in a meaningful way.

Objectives

The main objectives of CWCS are:

  • Organize workshops and dialogues among researchers, academicians, policy makers and development practitioners for evolving policies and strategies for the betterment of women’s status.
  • Undertake research on women and children issues and dissemination of information, which will help in bridging the gap between researchers and development partners.
  • Organize action-oriented programs based on the needs of women and children at the grassroots level.
  • Conduct training programs in relevant areas of concern for social justice and development of women & children.
  • Create income generation opportunities for the victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation and those in vulnerable situation.
  • Undertake relief and rehabilitation work of disaster affected families, especially women and children.

Major Activities

The major activities of CWCS are –

  • Research studies
  • Training
  • Advocacy
  • Networking

Head Office

Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS)

Head Office – Dhaka

92, New Eskaton Road, Dhaka – 1217

Phone: +02-9351126

E-mail address: cwcs.bd@gmail.com

Project Office

Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS)

Satkhira Office

Polashpol, Bou-Bazar, Satkhira Sadar, Satkhira

List of Excutive Body

  1. Professor Ishrat Shamim
  2. Dr. Mahbuba Nasreen
  3. Shireen Hasan
  4. Shaila Hyder
  5. Kishwar Khan
  6. Nusrat Sultana
  7. Shabnam Ahmed
  8. Ms. Shahnaz Deen
  9. Taskin Fatema Moona

Chief of NGO

Name: Professor Ishrat Shamim

Designation: President

Phone & Mobile No. 9351126 (01753166718)

Staff Strength

Staff category Male Female Total
Management and Supervision 2 1 3
Mid-level 2 4 6
Field Worker 2 2 4
Support Staff 2 1 3

Infrastructure facilities:

Particulars Total Number
Desktop computer 7 units
Laptop 5 units
Printer 8 units
Scanner machine 3 units
Projection projector 2 units
Photo Camera 1 unit
Office space - Dhaka 3600 sqft.
Office space - Satkhira 2400 sqft.

Network / Forum

Name of Network / Forum : Go-NGO Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, MoHA, GoB

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Name of Network / Forum : Traffic Watch Bangladesh (TWB)

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Name of Network / Forum : Girl Child Advocacy Forum, Dhaka

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Name of Network / Forum : Bangladesh Migration Development Forum

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Name of Network / Forum : South Asian Network for Advocacy Against Trafficking in Person (SANAT), New Delhi

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Name of Network / Forum : International Abolitionist Federation, Paris

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Name of Network / Forum : Bangladesh Chapter of the South Asian Network of Women in Politics (SANWIP), New Delhi

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Name of Network / Forum : Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, USA & Asia Pacific (CATW-Asia Pacific), Manila

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Micro credit related information Last three years: (If necessary)

Financial year Amount of Savings Loan disbursement (Cumulative) Amount of Total fund (Tk)

Project List ( Total Project : 3 )

Project Name : Rescue, Repatriation and Essential Services to Victims of Trafficking in Persons in Bangladesh

Doner : United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund (UNVTF), Vienna, Austria

Sector : Trafficking in Persons

Area : Satkhira district, Bangladesh

Time Line : July 2018 to July 2020

Brief of activities :

The project was initiated in July 2018 with the financial assistance of United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund, Vienna, Austria for 2 years duration. The main goal of the project is to assist victims of trafficking in persons. Major activities are to rescue and repatriation of victims; provide shelter, psycho-social counselling; healthcare services including medical tests, treatment and medicines; family integration; legal aid, skills training and job placement of trafficked victims.

About 41 women, girls and boys victims of trafficked were provided shelter, psycho-social counselling, healthcare services and have been integrated into their families during July-December 2018. Among the trafficked victims, 32 were repatriated from India who were either rescued after crossing the border to India or were staying in different shelter homes of India. The remaining 9 victims were rescued by border guards within Bangladesh while on their way to cross over to India. Mostly victims are allured with promise of better job opportunities in India.

Project Name : Multi-sectoral referral system for victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation and those in vulnerable situation

Doner : Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS)

Sector : Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

Area : Satkhira district, Bangladesh

Time Line : January 2014 to till date

Brief of activities :

The multi-sectoral referral system was started since January 2014 till to date with CWCS’s own contribution with the aim to address the issue of trafficking in a holistic way by providing healthcare, counselling, shelter, food, access to justice, integration with family members, identifying victims/survivors for life skill training.

Activities undertaken till 2017 are: 875 victims were provided healthcare and counselling services at Information Health Booth (IHB) being referred by law enforcing agencies, Community Watch Committee Members, NGOs, and community people; 319 victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation were provided temporary shelter on an average of 2-7 days, reunion with family members and being escorted to their homes by booth managers.

In addition, 313 victims/survivors were provided counselling at CWCS’s Counselling Centre at the government Satkhira Sadar hospital. Through the multi-sectoral referral system developed at Satkhira district victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation are being provided healthcare services at the government hospitals, access to police stations, victims being referred by various stakeholders and community people for healthcare services and shelter.

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