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The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), hereinafter DCAF, promotes good governance and reform of the security sector. The Centre conducts research on good practices, encourages the development of appropriate norms at the national and international levels, makes policy recommendations and provides in-country advice and assistance programmes. Within the framework of the Canadian Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations that aims to increase the number of women in United Nations peace operations, DCAF is undertaking a research project – Reducing Barriers for Uniformed Women in UN Peace Operations – for the assessment of barriers at the country level to uniformed women’s participation in United Nations Peace Operations. DCAF, supported by a Lead researcher and local research institutions in eight countries targeted in this project, will develop a Barrier Assessment Methodology that will be made publicly and freely available, as well as a Barrier Assessment Report, that will consist of country-specific reports and a synthesis report, all of which will describe barriers, and their impact, identified as well as provide recommendation for programmatic and policy changes to reduce the barriers. From Bangladesh, dRi with technical support from and under the overall coordination of the Lead researcher, and within the scope of DCAF’s overall supervision of this project, will: a) contribute to the development of the Barrier Assessment Methodology (BAM); b) apply the BAM to collect data in Bangladesh c) contribute to the analysis of the data collected d) contribute to the preparation of the Barrier Assessment Report (BAR), in particular as regards the country-specific part of the BAR

Theme: Governance and Legal Issues

Research Method: Qualitative

Project Status: On-going

Starting Year: 2019

Donor: DCAF Geneva Convention

Study Area: Dhaka, Tangail,