Cox’s Bazar Update | January—March 2021

Cox’s Bazar Update | January—March 2021

In this edition:

  • Fire Breaks Out in Rohingya Camp: A massive fire broke out in the world’s largest refugee camps (8E, 8W and 9) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on 22 March. The fire affected and displaced both Rohingya refugees and host community residents.
  • International Women’s Day 2021: In observance of International Women’s Day 2021, UN Women organized several events in collaboration with humanitarian actors to uphold women’s rights, amplify women’s leadership and disseminate awareness messages in Rohingya and host communities.
  • International Women’s Day Networking Event: 8 March 2021, the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group (GiHA) organized a “Women’s Networking Event” in collaboration with UN Women, UNHCR, and the Education Sector in Cox’s Bazar to celebrate International Women’s Day and to promote women leadership in the humanitarian sector.
  • Dialogue and Orientation Session on Gender-responsive Reporting: UN Women organized dialogue and orientation sessions on gender-responsive journalism at Ramu and Ukhiya Upazila Parishad in March. A total of 45 local journalists, guests from local women’s rights organizations, representatives from UN Women Cox’s Bazar sub-office and the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) attended these sessions. The session’s main objective was to teach journalists about gender-sensitive reporting and mobilize local journalists and media as allies of gender equality.
  • and much more...

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