One-Stop Crisis Centre (OCC) Bangladesh
Country of Operation
- The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, BangladeshGovernment
SummaryThe idea behind OCC is to provide all required services for a woman victim of violence in one place. The OCC provides health care, police assistance, DNA test, social services, legal assistance, psychological counseling and shelter service etc.
The general objective of the project is to address and prevent violence against women in Bangladesh through a coordinated integrated inter-ministerial approach. The idea behind OCC is to provide all required services for a victim of violence in one place.
Key program components
One of the significant components of the program is the OCC (One-Stop Crisis Centre) in the Medical College Hospitals (MCHs). The idea behind OCC is to provide all required services for a victim of violence in one place. The OCC provides the following services: * Health Care
Medical legal examination with DNA Test
In addition, OCC plans to also offer:
- Integrated public service related to VAW will be improved and consolidated to increase quality, efficiency and sustainability.
- Awareness of VAW and related public services will be increased in relevent institutions and general public to promote the use of the concerned facilitied.
- Institutional capacity of the MoWCA will be developed to improve and consolidate inter-ministerial coordination and action in relation to VAW.
Multi-Sectoral Programme on Violence Against Women is the joint initiative of the Governments of Bangladesh and Denmark under the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Welfare, Ministry of Law, Justice and Family Welfare, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry of Education. The pilot and first phase of the project took place from May 2000 to December 2003 and from January 2004 to June 2008. The program is now in its 2nd phase, which was started from July 2008. Two OCCs have been established in Dhaka and Rajshahi Medical College Hospitals, during the pilot phase of the project. Four new OCCs in Chittagong, Sylhet, Barisal and Khulna Medical college Hospitals were established in the 1st phase of the project. In the 2nd phase management and efficiency in six OCCs were improved.