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 2 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 : Creative educational solutions to crime prevention and criminal practice of trafficking in persons and online sexual exploitation

Doner : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria

Sector : Prevention of Human Trafficking and Online Exploitation

Area : Dhaka and Satkhira districts, Bangladesh

Time Line : March to August 2018

Brief of activities :

CWCS has implemented a project entitled 'Creative educational solutions to crime prevention and criminal practice of trafficking in persons and online sexual exploitation with support of the Education for Justice project of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria from March - August 2018. The project aimed at developing an interactive playing card game with messages on organized crime such as trafficking in persons and online sexual exploitation for students of 13-18 years’ age group. The project was located in urban Dhaka and rural Satkhira district of Bangladesh.

About 15 Interviews with students and teachers were conducted in 10 schools of urban Dhaka and 5 schools of rural Satkhira to develop Verifiable Baseline Indicators.

Fifteen Consultation Meetings were organized in all the 15 selected schools. About twenty students (both boys and girls) of 13-18 years’ age group, 5 teachers and 5 parents of each school attended and provided their suggestions regarding content, text, design, colour and illustrations to be used in the playing cards on trafficking in persons and online sexual exploitation as well as developing the modality of the game.  A set of 20 cards with messages on organized crime such as trafficking in persons and online sexual exploitation was developed, instruction for game play and lesson plan were prepared after pre-testing in 4 schools of urban Dhaka and rural Satkhira. Final Card Game was conducted in the 4 schools in the classroom situation with 40-60 students per school divided into 20 groups.

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 :

Since January 2014, CWCS has been implementing with its own fund the multi-sectoral referral system for victims with the aim to address the issue of trafficking and sexual exploitation in a holistic way by providing healthcare, counselling, shelter, food, access to justice, reunification with family members.

Activities undertaken till 2017 are: 952 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. 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 and access to legal support. 

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