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The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown combined with Cyclone Amphan and the severe monsoon flooding of 2020 destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of families and individuals. Many were forced to live in terrible conditions without food, income, and shelter. In response, UN Women launched a cash assistance project delivering cash grant support and COVID-19 prevention awareness campaigns to Bangladesh’s most vulnerable households.
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[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. 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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PROGRESS UPDATE: AUGUST With the generous support of the Government of Japan, UN Women is implementing the programme “Women for Peace and Social Cohesion” as part of our broader regional programme “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities” aimed at preventing violent extremism and building resilient societies.
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Disasters impact men and woman differently with women being more vulnerable than men, both to short-term recurring climatic events (major natural disasters) and long-term climate-induced changes (sea level rise, salinity intrusion in water and soil, land erosion, droughts) because they magnify existing social and gender inequalities. Gender-based shifts in economic opportunities, women’s mobility outside the home, and income are slowly changing family and social norms...