Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)

Since its inception in 1979, BNWLA has been working with the main goal “to create equal opportunities and equal rights for every woman and child in the country.” BNWLA promotes the rights and status of women lawyers alongside fighting for access to justice for women & children particularly for the most disadvantaged in Bangladesh.

BNWLA, as a Human Rights organisation is always appeared as a pressure group to the government and international bodies, and tried to keep the realities for women and children in the public eye.

The organisation has three thematic approaches (prevention, protection and rehabilitation and reintegration) following specific strategies- 1) advocacy for introduction and reform of law/policies (including research, dialogues, seminars/workshops, PIL, media, Networking, Partnership); 2) right-based prevention, protection and integration supports (including comprehensive women and child friendly packages like legal, shelter, development, psychosocial counseling and others); 3) enhancing women lawyers’(member) professional capacity to act as “ Change Agents” to resist countrywide violence against women and children, and fulfill its vision “ to establish rule of law with gender equality”.


Organisational and Communication Focal Person for the SDG Platform

Ms Zannatul Ferdous
Sr. Staff Lawyer



Mailing address: Monico Mina Tower, 48/3 West Agargaon, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
Phone: +88 (02) 9138456, 8141979, 9143293
Fax: +88 (02) 8128686
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