Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

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The Shadow Pandemic: Gender-Based Violence among Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a pandemic which violates human rights across communities around the world. Rohingya women and girls who fled to Bangladesh following severe rights violations enacted upon them by the Myanmar military in 2017 continue to live with the threat of violence in Cox’s Bazar. The Government of Bangladesh and international responders have worked tirelessly to rapidly scale up humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of Rohingya refugees, including women and girls, and significant strides have been made. However, data from the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) programmes demonstrates that women and girls continue to live with the threat of violence in Cox’s Bazar – and the risks they face are likely to be compounded by the spread of COVID-19 and steps taken to mitigate against it.

Contributor: International Rescue Committee
Region: Asia and the Pacific
Sector Resources: GBV Specialized Programming
Language: English
Year: 2020

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