I’m better than before but inside my heart lies so much pain

Stories of Rohingya women seeking refuge in Cox’s Bazar

Since late August 2017, more than 715,000 Rohingya’s have fled Burma’s Rakhine State to escape the military’s large-scale campaign of ethnic cleansing. The majority of Rohingyas have sought refuge in Cox’s Bazar, where the Government of Bangladesh and humanitarian actors continue to respond to a refugee crisis which has grown in scale. Among this population 56 per cent are women and girls, and 16 per cent are female headed households. UN Women Bangladesh, through the development of this photo book, documents the resilience and transformation of Rohingya women in the crisis response in Cox’s Bazar, along with human interest stories that demonstrate strength, agency and leadership.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Bangladesh

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Books; Photo essays

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 24