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This research used a mixed methods approach with a strong focus on the qualitative to investigate the diverse perceptions and experiences among the Rohingya and host communities, addressing different dimensions of empowerment, motivations and catalysts that contributed to the perceptions, attitudes, behaviours, influencing factors, and parties that drive positive and negative change.
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In 2020, Bangladesh faced a double disaster Cyclone and COVID-19 in Khulna and Satkhira districts amongst the hardest hit. Thousands of families lost their livelihoods and incomes overnight. While the government provided direct assistance to those affected, many women and girls fell through the cracks. At the onset of the pandemic, UN Women expanded the group of NGOs that it worked with and created the Gender Monitoring Network (GMN), a network of 28 civil society organizations (CSOs) and women’s rights organizations. Organizations from the GMN supported UN Women in identifying vulnerable groups of women and girls, including transgender and sex workers, for unconditional cash assistance.
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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.
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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.
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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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This Rapid Gender Analysis looks at identifying the impacts of cyclone Amphan based on the socio-economic condition and geographical locations of affected populations, which would provide the foundation for Amphan response planning.
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The civil society organizations participating in the Gender Monitoring Network facilitated by UN Women Bangladesh, are concerned by how the COVID 19 pandemic is disproportionally affecting women and girls.
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The Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Working Group in Bangladesh has undertaken this Rapid Gender Analysis to inform national preparedness and response. Given the social distancing measures, RGA desk review contrasts pre-COVID-19 gender information and demographic data against new gender information from a multitude of surveys and qualitative sources.
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The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting nationwide restricted mobility is exacerbating the pre-existing social and economic inequalities, adding more layers of barriers, discrimination and threats for women in their homes and communities. The brief reflects the situation and voices of women and gender diverse people from the ground, constantly battling against these challenges.
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In this edition: [] Bangladesh Police officials trained on Gender-based violence response and prevention [] Second women and children help desk inaugurated in Camp 9 [] Yasmin Ara, a Rohingya refugee from Camp 18 [] 16 Days of Activism in Cox's Bazar [] and other updates...
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UN Women continues to galvanize Rohingya refugee women’s self-discovery, empowerment and leadership. The launch of the new, much larger Multi-purpose Women’s Center (MPWC) in Cox’s Bazar provides a safe, communal space away from the chaos of camp life with an assortment of training and learning opportunities for women. The latest Rohingya Crisis Response update also covers an exciting joint UN-Women-WFP livelihood partnership, a flurry of empowerment activities throughout the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’ and efforts to strengthen Bangladesh police capacity to address gender-based violence (GBV) through forensic case management and victim-centered approaches....
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The Gender Profile for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, was prepared by the Inter-sector Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group (GiHA WG) in Cox’s Bazar, co-led by UN Women and UNHCR with technical support from inter-agency Gender Capacity Adviser (GENCAP). The GiHA WG is comprised of sector gender focal points and gender advisers engaged in the response from across NGOs, INGOs, Red Cross/Red Crescent Society, and the UN. The purpose of the gender profile is to present a summary context overview gender analysis...
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UN Women is working to reduce vulnerability of women affected by climate change. In December 2011, UN Women launched the project, “Reducing Vulnerability of Women Affected by Climate Change through Livelihood Options” which was supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka. The two implementing partners were BRAC and Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS). The goal of the project was to ensure that women in communities vulnerable to the impact of...
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During March 2014, the United Nations Country Team in India partnered with the private sector, government, civil society, social media and arts community to promote gender equality.
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This document explains strategies of the Secretary General’s Campaign to eliminate violence against women, and covers domestic violence, violence in situations of conflict, migration and trafficking, their health impact, and the risk of HIV infection.