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Expert’s take: When building climate resilience, women’s needs cannot be an afterthought

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

In May 2015, UN Women had organized an event in Dhaka on gender and climate change, during the high-level regional consultations on disaster risk reduction and climate resilience. A national expert was presenting the progress that Bangladesh had made in adapting to climate change. Listening with great attention was Mahera, who lives in the Khulna district of the remote Sundarban area, home to one of the largest mangrove forests in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. She was there to... More

Bangladesh’s women getting help in coping with natural disasters

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Government of Bangladesh is launching a new 3-year project to help women cope with natural disasters, in one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. The “National Resilience Programme” aims to help sustain the country’s human and economic development through... More

Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership are key to addressing humanitarian crises and disaster risks in Bangladesh

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Women and girls in Bangladesh are disproportionately affected by disasters and crises because the pre-existing gender inequality and discrimination they face in normal times make it harder for them to cope with and recover from crisis situations. With this in mind, UN Women, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for... More

UN Women is supporting Rohingya refugee women impacted by Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh

Friday, June 2, 2017

UN Women in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping provide emergency shelters and other supports to ensure the safety and protection of thousands of women in the two Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district in southeast Bangladesh that was struck by Cyclone Mora in the morning of 30 May 2017 this week. At least 27 of the refugees were injured by the storm... More

Bikroy Renews Commitment to #HeForShe for Workplace Gender Ratio

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bikroy increased its female employee ratio from 29 per cent to 36 per cent in 2016 as part of its commitment to the UN Women-led #HeForShe campaign. Earlier this year, the online marketplace was a signatory of the UN Women-initiated solidarity campaign for WEPs to establish gender parity. Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), is a global initiative developed in collaboration between UN Women and the  UN Global Compact to raise awareness against gender... More

Ensuring dignity of female migrant workers

Friday, December 23, 2016

Today marks the international day for migrant workers. It is a day not only to celebrate the contribution of women and men who go to distant lands, away from their family and loved ones for long periods of time, it is also a day of reckoning of how best we, as a nation, can protect and promote the rights of those workers. This becomes imperative, as the nation as a whole is beneficiary of their labour and promoting 'safe migration' is an avowed policy of the state. Women constitute almost... More

Cost of violence against women and girls impedes economic growth in Bangladesh: UN Women calls for stronger commitment and investments to end this world’s worst pandemic

Friday, December 9, 2016

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri met with key stakeholders in Bangladesh to discuss efforts and collaborations to achieve the gender equality targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh. This high-level visit is part of UN Women’s leadership globally to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence under the ‘Orange the World’ umbrella that calls for robust funding to end violence against women and ... More

Women’s Movement and Women’s Progress

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Vision for gender sensitive, violence free, empowered nation was the consensus of the women leaders as came out on the multilogue organized in commemoration of International Women’s day, and to mark the opening of the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of the United Nations in New York by UN Women on 14th March at the National Press Club. The discussion was kicked off sharing the history of global Women’s movement and at national context. Prominent... More

Bangladesh observes International Women’s Day with a call for gender parity in every sphere of life

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The International Women’s Day is observed in the country with a call for gender parity in every sphere of life. Government, United Nations, international and national civil society organizations organized various programmes to mark the day. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed the need for the equal development of the country’s... More

Women voters at Rohingya camp

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rohingya women and men in Kutupalong refugee camp have a democratically elected camp council for the first time in the history of the camp. For many of the 90 per cent of women who voted it was the first time in their lives that they have cast a ballot... More

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