The data was revealed at a fair titled “Equal Respect in Family Relation” organised by Amrai Pari at Bangladesh Shishu Academy, yesterday.
The 16-day campaign also had representatives from the DMP's Women Support and Investigation Division helping build awareness.
Farida Yeasmin, deputy commissioner of Women Support and Investigation Division of DMP, said: “We have been providing support to 4,999 victims since 2009.”
Nuruzzaman Ahmed, state minister for social welfare, inaugurated the programme as a chief guest.
The minister said: “The belief of equal respect in family could stop violence. Each of the religions gives priority to the equal respect in family for both male and female which means if anyone respects religion then it would be possible to decrease women violence.”
Sultana Kamal, chairperson of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) was also present at the programme where she said: “Even though one of the promises of the Liberation War movement was equal rights for women and men in Bangladesh we see that women are being repressed in Bangladesh everyday and that is unacceptable in an independent country.”