Think tank

Centre for Women and Children Studies

CWCS

Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS) is a non-profit and non-political organisation that encourages, sponsors and promotes multi-disciplinary research aimed at improving the socio-economic development of women, men and children. The Centre was established in April 1994 to develop pro-women policy planning in Bangladesh and its implementation in a more meaningful way. It primarily acts as a pressure group to lobby policy planners and decision-makers. The vision of the Centre is the inclusion of women in the policy agenda to ensure their equality in socio-economic, legal and political spheres. CWCS has been registered under the Bureau of NGO Affairs, the government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh since 1997.

Contact details

Website:
www.cwcsbd.org

Address:
92, New Eskaton Road, Dhaka city, Postal Code 1217, Bangladesh

Country:
Bangladesh

Sub-region:
Southern Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Dhaka & Satkhira Districts in Bangladesh
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Government , International Organism , Network , University
Year founded
1994
Age (years)
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 28
Bangladesh average
 28
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Prof. Ishrat Shamim, late Prof. Latifa Akanda, late Dr. Khaleda Salahuddin, and the late Meherunessa
Founder gender: All female
Leadership
Leader(s) (2022): Prof. Ishrat Shamim, President
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2021): Prof. Ishrat Shamim, President
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2020): Prof. Ishrat Shamim, President
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2022
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 19
Bangladesh average
 43
Global average
 42
2021
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 19
2019
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 23
% Female staff
2022
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 68%
Bangladesh average
 57%
Global average
 53%
% Female researchers
2022
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 23%
Bangladesh average
 33%
Global average
 36%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 4
Bangladesh average
 38
Global average
 34
2019
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 4
Financials
2021
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 $122,811
Bangladesh average
 $122,811
Global average
 $4,800,480
2018
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 $86,390

Social

Likes (2022)
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 283
Bangladesh average
 31,105
Global average
 32,612
Likes (2021)
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 192
Likes (2019)
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 72
Followers (2022)
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 26
Bangladesh average
 6,595
Global average
 19,181
Followers (2021)
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 6
Followers (2019)
Centre for Women and Children Studies
 4

Data notes

Last updated: 26/09/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website, Organisation's social media accounts
Notes: The organisation's adopts a gendered lens to explore its research interests in health, environment and other areas mentioned.
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