Ensuring women’s safety and security in Cox’s Bazar
UN Women has trained six “gender field officers” to help camp-in-charges (camp commanders) at six Rohingya refugee camps in gender-responsive site management. UN Women also has given trainings on gender-responsive humanitarian action, women’s empowerment and gender-based violence case management to camp-in-charges, Bangladesh Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner officials, and legal aid providers.
UN Women works closely in the camps with the Bangladesh Police and the Bangladesh Police Women Network and given them training in gender-responsive policing. We have set up help desks for women and children in police stations at three of the camps. We also have trained Bangladeshi journalists in promoting gender equality and social cohesion, with the aim of mitigating conflict in the camps.