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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...

Webinar Report on Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Bangladesh

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Around 150 people from diverse background attended a virtual discussion on Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 organized by UN Women on 19 May 2020. In the live webinar session, the experts discussed about the Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) findings which UN Women conducted recently with contributions from the GiHA member agencies-

Young women and men promoting peace and social cohesion in northern Bangladesh

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

This brief explores recent research, which examines the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women and men students of two universities in northern Bangladesh. It found that young women and men in northern Bangladesh identify gender equality and equal opportunities for women and men as the single most critical element for social cohesion in Bangladesh.

Honour in Transition: Changing gender norms among the Rohingya

Sunday, June 21, 2020

UN Women and IOM in Cox’s Bazar partnered to conduct this research which presents a critical exploration of gendered social norms among the Rohingya community in Cox’s Bazar and concludes with key reflections and guiding questions for practitioners working in response interventions in Cox’s Bazar to improve programmes with respect to sensitivity surrounding social norms.

Rapid Gender Analysis Cyclone Amphan

Thursday, June 18, 2020

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.

Call for Action on Gender Responsive COVID19 Relief and Response

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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.

Building a Stronger Evidence Base: The Impact of Gender Identities, Norms and Relations on Violent Extremism (a case study of Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

This report presents novel research findings – possibly the first such robust findings to date – on the relationship between support for misogyny, violence against women, and extremist violence in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Academic Paper: A Gender Sensitive Approach to Empowering Women for Peaceful Communities

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

This report presents research findings on gender and violent extremism in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. The aim of the research is to examine women’s roles in supporting, countering, and preventing violent extremism and how gender identities and relations may be used to garner support for intolerant social attitudes and groups as well as recruitment to violent extremist groups.

COVID-19 Bangladesh Rapid Gender Analysis

Sunday, May 17, 2020

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.

Voices of women from the ground - a brief on the challenges of women against COVID19

Monday, May 11, 2020

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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