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.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: All female
Leader gender: Female Leader(s) (2021): Prof. Ishrat Shamim, President
Leader gender: Female Leader(s) (2020): Prof. Ishrat Shamim, President
Leader gender: Female
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
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Notes: The organisation's adopts a gendered lens to explore its research interests in health, environment and other areas mentioned.