TERMS OF REFERENCE
|Background:||Domestic violence is one of the most widespread and least recognized rights abuses in the world. Bangladesh is a country where domestic violence rate is very high with almost 60% of women having experienced domestic violence at least one in their lives and over 66% of the victims interviewed had not reported the violence and none of them had sought institutional help. Domestic violence is a daily reality for many women and girl in Bangladesh. Women face considerable impediments to accessing the legal system due to gaps which still exist in the law and deeply rooted notions about gender and violence that persist within society. Critical support services, such as temporary shelter and housing assistance are insufficient and many groups of women are isolated from the services that do exist.
Women rights organizations of Bangladesh especially Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA) led an alliance named Citizen Initiative against Domestic Violence urged for security, safety, protection and respectful behavior, legal remedy for dealing with the problems of domestic violence, an easy access to the ordinary courts for such violence to prevent violence against women.
Realized the situation of domestic violence Bangladesh government enacted ‘The Domestic Violence (prevention & protection) Act, 2010’ to deal effectively and appropriately with both abuser and the abused. The act empowered the court to make certain orders to protect the victim of domestic violence. The Act has also provided speedy, inexpensive and simple procedures for dispensation of justice relating to the offence of domestic violence.
But large group of people and also law enforcing agency, journalists, lawyers, human rights defenders are not aware about the act. Appropriate & combined action for combating and sustained protection of victims of domestic violence and other human rights abuses requires strengthened capacity and the ability to change stakeholders’ knowledge, attitude and practice. Different stakeholders should have knowledge on gender issues, cause and effect of domestic violence, laws relating to women rights so that they could take part in a role in protecting women and providing services for survivors.
BNWLA is implementing the ‘Protecting Human Rights Project’ in collaboration with Plan Bangladesh and with the technical assistance of International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) funded by USAID.
The aim of the project is to reduce the high prevalence of domestic violence and other human rights violations in Bangladesh. The component of the project is Advocacy, Capacity Building, Access to Justice, Survivor Services and Mass Awareness.
As a part of capacity building, BNWLA will provide training to NGOs/ Human Rights defenders to build their capacity to identify, investigate, monitor and rehabilitate victims and potential victims of domestic violence.
BNWLA is seeking proposals from individual/firm for developing the training module for NGOs/Human rights defenders.
Terms and Conditions
|Task:||Prepare training modules on Domestic Violence and Human Rights Laws for NGOs/Human Rights Defenders with handout and full lesson plan including presentation materials. (course duration – 05 days)|
|Scope to work:||
N.B. The consultant will make her/him available, if anything found to modify the module after finalization.
|Time Frame:||74 calendar days of the date of signing of the contract1st Draft Module
2nd Draft and Field Testing
Finalize the Module
N.B. The consultant will make her/him available, if anything found to modify the module after finalization,
BNWLA will provide all kinds of support to the consultant for arranging field test and other support if necessary.
Any dispute or disagreement which can not be resolved by BNWLA Executive Director and Contractor and controversy, claim or dispute otherwise arising out of or in connection with this contract or breach thereof, or the project, shall finally be settled by the Executive Committee of BNWLA.
BNWLA may terminate this contract at any giving written notice to the contractor, if the contractor fails to comply with terms and conditions of the contract (termination for cause). In circumstances other than termination for cause, the contract may be terminated at any time by BNWLA with the consent of the contractor. Both parties must agree on the conditions of termination, including the effective date and, if the termination is partial, the portion of the contract to be terminated. This agreement will be set down in an amending Letter of contract from BNWLA to the contractor.
Upon receipt of and in accordance with a termination notice as specified above, BNWLA shall take immediate action to minimize all expenditure and obligations financed by this contract shall not incur costs after the effective date if termination. In this situation, only working days already fulfilled will be paid to the contractor.
BNWLA does not assume liability for any third party claims for damages arising from this contract.
All Rights are reserved by BNWLA and Plan Bangladesh.
The contract may deem by written amending letter of contract prepared by BNWLA and concurred by the contractor.
Any notice given by BNWLA or by the contractor must be given in writing and either delivered in person of mailed to BNWLA or contractor addresses used in the Letter of Contract.
Both during and after the end, contractor must not disclose any matters which have come to his/ her knowledge during discharge of his/ her duties or to facts which are manifest to the public or which by their very nature of importance do not require to be treated as confidential.
If the forgoing represents our mutual understanding and agreement, please so indicate by signing and date the two original copies. The copies should be returned to BNWLA. The contractor shall receive one original copy and the other copy will be kept by BNWLA.
BNWLA looks forward to work with contractor and extend its best wishes.
Address of the client:
Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)
48/3, Monico-Mina Tower, West Agargaon, Dhaka-1207
Phone: 880-2-8123060, 8112858,