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10 January 2021

Staying defiant in the face of disaster

In May 2020, residents of the coastal districts of Bangladesh suffered enormous damage due to the super cyclone Amphan. The natural disaster affected 2.6 million people in 19 districts across... Read more

13 December 2020

Safety and Dignity Delivered with Every Kit

No matter where natural disasters occur, they foremostly affect the most vulnerable. Floods in Bangladesh are no exception. Each year when the monsoon season begins, its effect is evident on people’s... Read more

10 December 2020

The Healing Power of Art

Art has therapeutic qualities that can lead to positive health outcomes. Engaging in creative expression can be particularly helpful for vulnerable groups, who seek to find peace and happiness... Read more

6 December 2020

Weaving their lives together

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, resilient, strong and courageous Rohingya women in the camps of Cox’s Bazar have not lost hope for a better future.  In September 2020, after the UNFPA-... Read more

29 November 2020

Nusrat helps survivors of violence find inner peace in Cox’s Bazar

“I provide psychosocial support for survivors of gender-based violence”, says Nusrat, a case worker for Women’s Protection and Empowerment in one of the UNFPA-supported health facilities in the... Read more

25 November 2020

Midwives help foster a safer space for Rohingya women in Cox’s Bazar

“What we want is a safe space for women, where they can discuss sensitive issues with full confidentiality and no fear of judgement”, says 25-year old midwife, Mowsume Aktar. Mowsume has been working... Read more

24 November 2020

Abolishing domestic abuse through UNFPA’s ASTHA project

To mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we are sharing the story of a woman from Patuakhali District, Bangladesh who was able to put an end to her husband’s domestic abuse by... Read more

13 November 2020

Roving midwives of Bangladesh

“I know that this pandemic is very dangerous for all of us, but pregnant women are at exceptionally high risk due to limited access to services. As midwives, we are part of the battle against COVID-... Read more

12 November 2020

One year since the Nairobi Summit

One year ago, a high-level delegation of parliamentarians, academia, civil society and youth from Bangladesh traveled to the Nairobi Summit to re-energize the global movement for the empowerment of... Read more

13 October 2020

Paving a safe road to motherhood for young Rohingya mothers

In the Nayapara Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar, 8 girls sit in the Adolescents’ Corner of a health facility. Trembling simultaneously with nervousness and excitement, the girls circle around a health... Read more