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Building an Evidence Base for Empowering Women for Peaceful Communities: A case study of Bangladesh and Indonesia

Thursday, February 14, 2019

This study in Bangladesh and Indonesia has identified the many ways in which women and men influence values, attitudes and behaviours within their communities, from raising awareness of violent extremism, challenging belief systems that cause harm to women and children, to advocating education for women and girls. Four key outcomes can be discerned from the research con-ducted across programme and non-programme sites in Bangla-desh and Indonesia... More

Empowering Rohingya women - UN Women update (December 2018)

Monday, January 7, 2019

UN Women continues to galvanize Rohingya refugee women’s self-discovery, empowerment and leadership. The launch of the new, much larger Multi-purpose Women’s Center (MPWC) in Cox’s Bazar provides a safe, communal space away from the chaos of camp life with an assortment of training and learning opportunities for women. The latest Rohingya Crisis Response update also covers an exciting joint UN-Women-WFP livelihood partnership, a flurry of empowerment activities throughout the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’ and efforts to strengthen Bangladesh police capacity to address gender-based violence (GBV) through forensic case management and victim-centered approaches.... More

Empowering Rohingya women - UN Women update (25 August 2018)

Friday, August 24, 2018

UN Women’s response for Rohingya refugees aims at meeting specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized women and girls: female-headed households, elderly women and adolescent girls. More

Gender in Humanitarian Action Brief No. 5 - Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 5 focuses on gender equality interventions with adolescent Rohingya girls and boys. More

Gender in Humanitarian Action Brief No. 4 - Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 4 focuses on addressing age, gender and disability issues in the Rohingya Refugee crisis response. More

Empowering women for peaceful communities: Evidence from Indonesia and Bangladesh

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This brief summarizes innovative research conducted by Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security Centre in conjunction with UN Women’s “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities” programme. The research examined how the programme has impacted social cohesion, women’s empowerment, community empowerment, and preventing and countering extremist ideologies in the programme communities in Indonesia and Bangladesh. To do this, an in-depth qualitative and quantitative... More

Empowering Rohingya women - UN Women update

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

On 25 August 2017, the violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, targeting the Rohingya escalated and forced them to flee across the border to Bangladesh. To date an estimated 687,000 Rohingya have crossed over into Cox’s Bazar in desperate conditions, an estimated 52 per cent of whom are women and girls. The speed and scale of the influx of refugees has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency. In order to help efforts led by the Government of Bangladesh to respond to this unprecedented... More

GIHA Brief No. 3 — Marking International Women's Day Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 3 provides a snapshot of International Women’s Day (IWD) events organized in the refugee camps and with the host community in Cox’s Bazar. More

GIHA Brief No. 2 — Gender equality checklist for monsoon and cyclone season

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 2 features a gender equality checklist to support sectors in their disaster preparedness efforts for the monsoon and cyclone season in Cox’s Bazar. More

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 1| 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 1 focuses on key commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis. More

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