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UN Under Secretary General/Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, visited a UNFPA Women Friendly Space in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, hearing the stories of Rohingya refugee women and girls arriving in Bangladesh. He underscores the urgency of addressing the unique protection and sexual and reproductive health needs of women and girls in the crisis.


The Rohingya refugee crisis is largely feminized, with over half of arrivals as women and girls. UNFPA is responding to their unique sexual and reproductive health and protection needs, ensuring no woman or girls is left behind.


More than 70% of married women in Bangladesh experience some form of violence at the hands of their husbands. Girls are prevented from attending school for fear of violence and harassment. Join in and become an Ambassador for Change today, because only if we all commit to ensuring a life of respect and dignity for everyone can we end gender based violence.


Obstetric fistula, a serious childbirth injury, affects millions of women in the developing world. UNFPA help set up Bangladesh's National Fistula Center so women can receive repair surgery and surgeons can be trained in fistula repair.


Find out about who we are and what we do. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been in Bangladesh since 1974, working towards "delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled."


Recovered after multiple surgeries, Sultana is now an advocate telling other women that their obstetric fistula can be repaired. With UNFPA support, a growing number of hospitals are now offering the procedure.