Empowering Rohingya women - UN Women update (25 August 2018)
A year has passed since the Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar started to arrive in Cox’s Bazar in masses. More than 700,000 have crossed the border by now, and 52 per cent of the refugees are women and girls. 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. UN Women works in partnership with other humanitarian agencies to ensure protection and equitable access of refugee women to humanitarian assistance and information, in order to enhance their self-reliance and decision making and mitigate their risks of being exploited. This brief provides an update of UN Women’s operations in Cox’s Bazar as of August 2018.