The Government is implementing a number of projects to develop women’s capabilities. They include a vulnerable group development programme, collateral-free loans, micro-credit, skills training, including computer skills, product display centres, and so on.
Bangladesh did not address the participation and empowerment initiative’s promised in 2015, including micro-finance and skills training programmes.
In Bangladesh, humanitarian partners are trying to provide support to the women and girls who have survived rape and sexual violence. Special priority has been given to supporting the nearly 2,000 pregnant women who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh so far. Properly addressing the gender-sensitive issues of protection and assistance in already overcrowded camps, amid vulnerable host communities, is an uphill task.
Bangladesh made a statement affirming support for the WPS Agenda, but no specific commitment made.
The deployment of Bangladesh’s first all-female formed police unit in Haiti was a critical step towards expanding women’s participation in United Nations peace operations.
In Bangladesh, women’s political participation has been ensured through certain statutory provisions and affirmative action leading to their vibrant presence in all representative institutions, from the local to the national levels.
Faced with the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, Bangladesh is now currently working with the relevant humanitarian partners to create safe, inclusive spaces for the women and girls residing in camps.
Bangladesh has recently concluded a framework of cooperation with the Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict for addressing the needs of the victims.
Bangladesh is currently working to conclude the preparation of its national action plan, pursuant to resolution 1325 (2000) and its successor resolutions.