Stop Gender Based Violence
Without safeguarding the children and women, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11 and 16 will impossible to achieve as it is desired. The government of Bangladesh has adopted acts/law and policy documents, strategic planning including infrastructural development and short term, mid-term and long term operational plans in order to eradicate Violence and Women and Children. Despite the massive interventions, according to the survey on Violence Against Women (VAW) conducted in 2015 by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), 72.60% of the women have faced violence at least once in her life. Types of violence includes, (a) Physical Violence, (b) Sexual violence, (c) Emotional Violence, (d) Economic Violence, (e) repressive controlling. Amongst all these types, partner violence is most common in the society, which is maximum in the rural areas. RDF through “Social Development Component” and “Economic Empowerment Component” of its programme, the issues related to “Violence Against Women (VAW)” are addressed.