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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.

ISSUE BRIEF: Understanding the Gender Composition and Experience of Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Workers in Bangladesh

Friday, October 16, 2020

Bangladesh’s ready-made garment (RMG) sector is an important driver of economic growth.1 From an industry that generated a few million dollars in export earnings in the 1970s, it is now an industry of USD 30 billion (2017–2018)2 that accounts for 83 per cent of the country’s total export revenue. Women comprise the majority of the RMG workforce and it is clear that women workers have significantly contributed to the development of the RMG sector.

In the shadows of the pandemic: The gendered impact of covid-19 on rohingya and host communities

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the Rohingya and host communities has exacerbated existing discrimination and inequalities. Women and girls face an increase in unpaid care work, greater protection risks in and out of their homes and more mental health issues, while simultaneously being less able to access lifesaving services and support.

Updates from UN Women Cox’s Bazar | April - June 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

In this edition; (*) UN Women and Rohingya women at the frontline of COVID-19 response (*) Honour in Transition: Changing gender norms among the Rohingya (*) UN Women and UNHCR sign an MOU on strengthening gender-responsive site management in Rohingya Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar and more...

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