Advocacy

Over 50 percent of Bangladeshi women are victims of abuse by their husbands, in-laws, or other members of their family. Inaccurate and gender-biased media reports aggravate this situation due to lack of an agreed upon code of conduct for gender-sensitive reporting. Therefore, PHR’s advocacy has focused on advocating for developing rules for procedures and the enforcement of the provisions of the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2010 and linking them into global efforts related to the International Violence Against Women Act. With victims, local enforcement mechanisms, heath facilities, community leaders, and other members of the communities in which the victims live, PHR has continued to strengthen the existing network of local NGOs who have been a key source of data supporting our evidence based advocacy strategy working on the ground. PHR has been working with local Government of Bangladesh officials to ensure that they are committed to enforcing and supporting the law and local government efforts to receive appropriate budget, staff and materials to protect women from human rights violations. The recognizes individuals who are committed to advocating for the enforcement of domestic violence laws, working in communities to promote the enforcement of the law, and promoting a change in conduct at all levels. This, along with mass gatherings and media campaigns, have also raised visibility and strengthened the program’s advocacy efforts. PHR with local NGOs are engaging community members; including victims, perpetrators, and their neighbors, so that the voices of the people most impacted are heard.

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