Victims of Gender-Based Violence at One-stop Crisis Centers of Bangladesh

  • Md Shah Newaz Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Shuvashis Saha Center for Integrated Social Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Kh Salekuzzaman Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sadia Sultana Disease Control and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Violence Against Women; Spousal Violence; Sexual Abuse; Child Abuse; Help-Seeking Behavior; One-Stop Crisis Centers


One-stop Crisis Centers (OCCs) are established to provide comprehensive care to the survivors of gender-based violence in Bangladesh. A qualitative document analysis of the case studies from the OCCs was done to understand the help seeking and context of the survivors at the centers with the theoretical lensing of Socio-ecological model and Victim blaming explanations. Spousal violence and child sexual abuse were found most common violence types in the case studies. Help seeking was delayed in general and initiated by urgent medical needs. Help seeking was majorly achieved with help of informal agents like neighbors and parents. Proper channeling of the community can improve help seeking among the victims of Violence against Women in Bangladesh.


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How to Cite
Newaz, M. S., Saha, S., Salekuzzaman, K., & Sultana, S. (2023). Victims of Gender-Based Violence at One-stop Crisis Centers of Bangladesh. International Journal of Social Science Research and Review, 6(1), 132-143.