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12 August 2021
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Empowering the youth of Bangladesh to be agents of change for food security

Each year on 12 August, the world comes together to celebrate the contributions of young people by marking the International Youth Day. The day bears particularly significance for Bangladesh, as the... Read more

8 August 2021
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UNFPA and France collaborate for the first time in Bangladesh to address gender-based violence

Despite achieving massive advances in gender equality over the past decades, gender-based violence continues to be a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of women and girls across Bangladesh. ... Read more

4 August 2021
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UNFPA midwife performs a miraculous boat delivery in Bandarban

“I try to provide maximum support to all the patients, but they live in such remote places that even if they come for one visit they may not be able to come for their next appointment. Patients often... Read more

26 July 2021
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Members of Bangladesh Parliament and adolescents from Sundarganj Upazila discuss issues facing youth during COVID-19

“Because of COVID-19, my community is facing many challenges at the moment. Both my mother and father have to go outside my village for work and because schools are closed, I spend most of my time... Read more

11 July 2021
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UNFPA Representative's message for World Population Day 2021

Each year on July 11, in order to raise awareness of global population issues, UNFPA celebrates World Population Day. This year, in the context of COVID-19, the theme of the day is “Rights and... Read more

20 June 2021
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Displaced Rohingya navigate new parenthood in Bangladesh

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – Kawser and Mohammed met in a Rohingya camp here in 2018 after being forced to flee their homes in Myanmar. “She had seen me with my siblings and my mother, whereas I got to... Read more

20 June 2021
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Leading the way to help Rohingya adolescents heal, learn and shine again

“The radio sessions give me an opportunity to learn necessary life-skills and about issues such as gender identity, conflict resolution, gender based violence, COVID19 and so on. Like me, many of my... Read more

10 June 2021
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Sweden continues its support to UNFPA’s COVID-19 response with a new grant

(Dhaka, 10 June 2021): As a nation-wide lockdown continues in Bangladesh for a third straight month, there are concerns that access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health services is being... Read more

27 May 2021
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Accompanying girls on the journey to womanhood

Arifa Akter* is a 12-year-old girl from Ukhia District near the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar. Since the age of 7, Arifa has been diagnosed with a hearing and speaking impairment, which seriously... Read more

27 May 2021
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Rohingya women produce reusable sanitary pads in Cox’s Bazar

“Amidst the unstable conditions that we are living in, coming to the Women-Led Community Center gives us the opportunity to invest our time, energy and skills into a productive activity that can... Read more

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