Country Presentation-Bangladesh

Bangladesh Police Women Network
Amena Begam
Deputy Police Commissioner
Chittagong Metropolitan Police
Bangladesh Police
• Bangladesh the third largest Muslim country in the world and
second in the region.
• Bangladesh’s location with in the ‘geo-strategic frontier’ of
• Surrounded by India almost entirely on three sides except 172
miles with Myanmar in the south east.
• For Police background it inherits the legacy British Colonial
heritage of Policing like the India and Pakistan.
Liberation War Memorial, Dhaka
Bangladesh Police
• Bangladesh Police was formed in 1971 after the liberation and
the service had the legacy of 200 years historical background
of Indo-Pak subcontinent police history.
• Bangladesh Police is a National Police.
• BD Police has 130000 members.
• 3000 women police
• Bangladesh Police has several units like District Police,
Metropolitan Police, Criminal Investigation Department ,
Special Branch, Armed Police Battalion, Rapid Action
Battalion, Industrial Police units to work under one National
Head Quarter.
Women in Bangladesh Police
• First Joined in 1974
• For Special Branch VIP female protection duty.
• 1976 women joined in sub Inspector rank in Dhaka
Metropolitan Police
• 1986 first women in Supervisory level joined.
• 1988, 2nd batch joined in supervisory level.
• 1999 onward Police women are recruited every year in
supervisory level and the number is 120 ASP now in
Bangladesh Police.
Three Entry levels in Bangladesh Police
1. Constable of Police
2. Sub Inspector
3. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP)
• The Total no of women in Bangladesh Police is 2246 , and
Govt will soon recruit another 3000 Police Women .
Necessity for a Network for Police
women in Bangladesh
• For a platform to address the barriers that police women face
in their line of duty.
• To raise the profile of police women
• To build up their capacity .
• To increase professionalism and mentoring the police women
for building leadership.
• To increase the sense of security among the women
population of the country.
Bangladesh Police women senior offcers felt the necessity to
make a platform for the police women.
Emergence of Bangladesh Police Women
Network ( BPWN)
The Strategic Plan for Bangladesh Police 2008-2010 include
Gender as one of its component and includes existing
requirement of policewomen by upholding “Women Police and
Gender Sensitization” as one of the major key strategic areas in
directions and policies . In its policy, the Strategic plan
categorically mentioned “feasibility assessment and
implementation of institutionalized support mechanisms for
women such as the Women Policing Network”.
Bangladesh Police Women’s Network (BPWN) came into
existence on 21 November 2008. This network will bring a
massive cultural change among policewomen in particular and
Bangladesh Police in General
In Making the capability of leadership of police women in
Bangladesh for the National and International arena of
development where police women will perform up to the
standard of its own.
1. To Strengthen the position of policewomen in Bangladesh.
2. To develop the professional aptitude getting
the acquired
world class knowledge by introducing its international
3. To ensure the participation of police women at the policy
level by empowering
and increasing the number of
women police in Bangladesh.
To increase participation of women police in different work
areas in national and international milieu.
5) To create appropriate working atmosphere by developing the
women police training, health, social status economic
solvency and all other welfare activities.
6) Taking all necessary measures to establish and facilitate the
job of police women as far as there legal & justified rights are
7) Books, booklets, journals & papers are to publish in
facilitating, the training, meeting, seminar, symposium for
improving professional capability of police women.
8) Proactive role preserve the rights of police women in
employment, posting, promotion & overall development.
Formation of BPWN
Vice Presidents
General Secretary
Finance Secretary
23 executive members from all ranks
Recently 07 division has got 7 coordinators to liaison with
the central BPWN body .
Recent activities
• Build the constitution
• Divisional meeting to exchange views with the filed level
police women .
• Registration process of BPWN
• Affiliation to IAWP is ongoing
• Join Annual Conference of IAWP
• Will arrange first Asia Region Women Police conference in
March 2012 , Bangladesh
• IAWP President and the Board of Directors will be present in
the conference
• This will be the first of its kind in Asia
• Will observe the International Women Day on 8th March with
the IAWP and Asia Region women Police officers in
Thank You
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