This report provides an account of the state of implementation of CEDAW and its Optional Protocol in Bangladesh until December 2010. The concerns and the recommendations of the UNCEDAW Committee on the Fifth Report submitted by the Government of Bangladesh in 2004 have been used as the primary benchmark from which to measure progress made in the intervening years.
The Alternative Report has been prepared by the Citizens’ Initiatives on UNCEDAW, Bangladesh (CiC-BD) which is a citizens’ platform comprised of 38 women’s and human rights organizations. The platform came together in October 2007. As the secretariat of this collective platform, Steps Towards Development coordinated activities related to the report writing process.