Violence Prevention Research


The Department of Social Work prepares professional social workers for enhancing human rights, equality and social justice through education, research and practice. The faculty researches mainly focus on poverty, rural development, elderly issues, destitute children, child development, family welfare, crime and corrections, gender, women empowerment, gender-based violence, and so on.

Domestic Violence Prevention Research Team

The ‘Domestic Violence Prevention Research Team’ is a research unit in the Department of Social Work where a number of prominent faculties and postgraduate students are engaged. The team has engaged in academic studies on child marriage, sexual trafficking, drug and alcohol abuse, gender-based violence against women and girls, eve-teasing and sexual harassment on campus, and prevention of domestic violence through primary interventions. Currently, within the research team, we have on-going research projects as follows:

1. Women Welfare Practices among Ethnic Minority Garo and Santal Communities in Bangladesh

2. Education, Gender Ideology and Sexual Harassment in Bangladeshi Universities

3. Health-related quality of life among women exposed to marital violence in rural Bangladesh

4. Community-based prevention of domestic violence against women in rural Bangladesh

Research Team Members:

  1. Professor Md. Sadequl Arefin
  2. Professor K M Rabiul Karim
  3. Professor Tanzima Zohra Habib

Contact: 216 Deans Complex, Phone: +88 0721 711517