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Bangladesh Armed Forces MOWIP Report

2 May, 2023



The Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) assessment was developed to examine barriers and opportunities to women’s participation in peace operations. The assessment methodology was developed in partnership with Cornell University and its practitioners in seven countries, including Bangladesh.

The national assessment was conducted in partnership with the Development Research Initiative (dRi), which undertook the data collection, analysis, and writing for this project. This assessment was implemented with financial support from Global Affairs Canada and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the framework of the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations, launched by Canada in 2017. You can learn more about DCAF’s work on the Elsie Initiative on the DCAF Elsie Initiative webpage.

The MOWIP Methodology is the standard methodology for assessments required for applications to the Elsie Initiative Fund. All data collection tools, templates and explainers are available on the MOWIP Toolbox webpage.

Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries looking for support to implement the MOWIP Methodology in their own armed forces, police or gendarmerie are welcome to contact the DCAF MOWIP Helpdesk for further guidance and information:


Copyediting: Cherry Ekins 
Reviewers: Mamun-Ur-Rashid, Anindya Barai, Likhon Azad, Md Akteruzzaman, Shameem Reza Khan, SK Tanvir Hassan, Sabbir Ahmed Dhali, Md Abir Hossain, Md Ali Newaz Khan, Zabir Hossain, Md Kamrul Hasan, Dipanjan Sidhanta, Ayshee Rani Das, Md Abdur Razzak, and Raju Ahmmad at The Development Research Initiative (dRi), and Riina Allinen, Ann Blomberg, Solène Brabant, Daniel de Torres, Cristina Finch, Leilah Gordon-Bates, Heather Huhtanen, Léa Lehouck, Ingrid Munch, Kim Piaget, Camille Risler, Linda Sanchez, Lorraine Serrano, and Callum Watson at DCAF.