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Gender Alert on Fire in Kutapalong and Balukali Camps

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

On the afternoon of March 22, 2021, a massive fire broke out in the Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. The fire quickly spread across three camps consuming shelters and personal belongings of refugees as well as essential facilities such as hospitals, primary health facilities, learning centers, and women friendly spaces in the camps.

Supporting the recovery of women entrepreneurs and women’s micro, small, medium enterprises from the impact of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Monday, April 5, 2021

The policy brief highlights the key barriers that women entrepreneurs and MSMEs are facing in Bangladesh; and how the overall situation deteriorated further due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Only Way is Up: Monitoring and Encouraging Diverse SOGIESC Inclusion in the Humanitarian and DRR Sectors

Monday, March 29, 2021

Before, during and after disasters and conflicts, people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) experience discrimination, violence and exclusion. This report explores what inclusion truly means according to key frameworks and tools in the humanitarian and disaster risk reduction systems. At the same time, it serves to identify gaps within these systems and generate a clearer understanding of how and why these gaps exist.

Cox’s Bazar Update | October–December 2020

Monday, February 22, 2021

In this edition: (*) 16 Days Activism Campaign : Orange the world: Engage, Act, Prevent Violence! (*) Hand Over the Mic to: Minara : Community outreach volunteer, Rohingya refugee (*) Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! – Closing Event for 16 Days of Activism to End Gender- Based Violence, Cox’s Bazar Campaign 2020. and more...

Climate change, gender equality and human rights in Asia - Regional review and promising practices

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The report aims to provide a better understanding for policymakers in Asia about what focusing on human rights and gender equality in the context of climate change entails in practice.

Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls

Monday, January 18, 2021

On 29 November 2020- International Women Human Rights Defender’s Day, survivors of gender-based violence shared their experiences at the grounds of Tarango. It is the shelter home and safe space for women and girls located in Mirpur of Dhaka. The event allowed scope for dialogue with the community on the many issues faced by women and girls incessantly.

UN Women Bangladesh: 16 Days of Activism Newsletter 2020

Thursday, January 14, 2021

This year the whole world was shaken by the unprecedented health and human crisis brought upon by COVID-19. Nationally as well as globally, it has been highlighted that COVID-19 has triggered a sharp increase in violence against women, particularly domestic violence, and in April the UN Secretary General called on UN Member States to step up efforts to address this “Shadow Pandemic”.

UN Women Bangladesh - 10 Actions to Stand Against Rape

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

On 25th November 2019, representatives of the Government of Bangladesh, civil society organizations, the UN family and development partners, gathered together on the occasion of the National Dialogue on Actions Against Sexual Violence to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence under the theme: Generation Equality Stands against Rape.

Cox’s Bazar Update | July – September 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

In the edition: [*] Diverse Women as First Responders: Three Year Mark of Rohingya Influx and World Humanitarian Day [*] Learning Circle on Diversity and Expression of Racism , organized by: ISCG Gender Hub [*] Who Holds the Microphone by Shanti Khana Women [*] more...

Promoting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Friday, October 30, 2020

[Commemorating 20 years of UN Security Council Resolution 1325] - On 25 August 2017, the military offensive in Rakhine state, Myanmar, targeting the Rohingya escalated and the violence unleashed upon them forced them to flee across the border to Bangladesh. To date 861,545 Rohingya refugees live in camps in Cox’s Bazar, over half of which are women and girls and an estimated 80% of whom are women and children.

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