The Bangladesh Armed Forces project is for the construction of a three-storied accommodation building for uniformed women at the Bangladesh Armed Forces Institute of Peace Support Training (BIPSOT) to enable Bangladesh to accommodate 240 military women to be trained annually. The lack of dedicated accommodation for women at the BIPSOT was identified as a main barrier to women’s participation in the Bangladesh Armed Forces, as it limited women’s access to the same training opportunities as men.
Outcomes of this project will include:
- Increased numbers of uniformed women peacekeepers deployed to UN missions
- Increased pool of uniformed women who are eligible to deploy as UN Peacekeepers
The submission also details a number of other key activities and actions that the Bangladesh Armed Forces are implementing in accordance with Bangladesh’s WPS National Action Plan 2019-2022 (link) which demonstrates a long-term intent to ensure continued progress in implementing the WPS agenda in the Bangladesh Armed Forces.