Honour in Transition: Changing gender norms among the Rohingya


UN Women and IOM in Cox’s Bazar partnered to conduct this research which presents a critical exploration of gendered social norms among the Rohingya community in Cox’s Bazar and concludes with key reflections and guiding questions for practitioners working in response interventions in Cox’s Bazar to improve programmes with respect to sensitivity surrounding social norms. This paper forms a part of the series Aarar Dilor Hota (Voices of Our Hearts) based on consultations conducted by the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Communicating with Communities (CwC) team in the Site Management and Site Development Unit at IOM Cox’s Bazar. The objective of these consultations is to provide and build a better understanding of the thoughts, practices, traditions, culture, values and perspectives of the Rohingya community as a group of people with different ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. These works are supported by relevant insights and research on the Rohingya population in Myanmar, Bangladesh and other contexts.

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