Over the past year, 700,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh. Now, the refugee camps near Cox's Bazar are the fourth biggest city in Bangladesh. We look at what's been achieved over the past year to help Rohingya women and girls.


Dr  Natalia Kanem interview on Frankly Speaking by Zahirul Alam - NTV Bangladesh


In International Women’s Day 2018, Heads of UN Agencies in Bangladesh have united in reminding ourselves of our responsibilities and roles in promoting gender equality, non-discrimination and non-violence inside the UN, and have pledged to work towards a zero sexual harassment and zero discrimination workplace.



Talkshow on International Women's Day 2018


Rohingya and local women and girls in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh rebuild a sense of community free of judegment and harm inside Women Friendly Spaces. They are oases of calm inside hot, overcrowded, male-dominated refugee camps and settlements.


Rohingya refugee camps and settlements are in remote areas on hilly, dusty terrain which makes it nearly impossible for pregnant women to reach health facilities in time. UNFPA is reaching them with Tom Tom Ambulances during medical emergencies.


Documentary dedicated to the mothers who passed away giving birth...


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.