EU Ambassador announces release of VAW Survey Report 2015
Violence against women is a serious human rights, public health and developmental issue worldwide.
HE Mr. Pierre Mayaudon, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union in Bangladesh recently made a statement about the release of the second report on Violence against Women (VAW) Survey 2015 prepared by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
The VAW surveys, 2011 and 2015 under BBS filled the vacuum of nationally representative, quantitative data on violence against women in Bangladesh.
“I believe that the VAW Survey 2015 results are of real benefit to policy makers and civil society actors for policy planning, implementation and monitoring in view of progressing towards a society free from all forms of violence, discrimination and inequalities.” he said.
That EU has contributed to the successful completion of this survey is a positive achievement at a time when VAW is duly acknowledged as a matter of highest concern by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) recognized the importance of addressing and eliminating violence against women in Bangladesh, where all types of violence against women listed in the Beijing Platform for Action (PFA) takes place, and has stressed that the State must take effective action to address this problem.
He also took the opportunity to thank Statistics and Informatics Division, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), UNFPA Bangladesh and all other concerned for their relentless efforts in conducting the survey and bringing out this report.