Gender Assessment of Rohingya & Host community in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Successive generations of Rohingya refugees have fled to Cox’s Bazar, with the latest influx at roughly 866,457 and with more still trickling in. The humanitarian gestures by more than o.44 million people of Cox’s Bazaar, especially from Ukhia & Teknaf, despite being on the wrong side of economic, socio-political paradigm, has been widely hailed all around the world. This unstable situation reinforces the historical unequal power relationship between men & women. Women & girls of Cox’s Bazaar both in camps & host community face additional challenges like insecurity, violence, very limited mobility to speak up & influence decisions in their communities. BRAC has been at the forefront to promote gender justice in Bangladesh through its Gender Justice and Diversity (GJD) Programme. Recently, BRAC has taken similar initiative to conduct gender assessment for Rohingya and Host Community in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. CRD has been appointed by BRAC to carry out this assignment.
This gender assessment is aimed to understand the different risks and vulnerabilities but also opportunities and skills for Rohingya and host community women, men, boys and girls. The work aimed to identify the different needs, concerns, risks and vulnerabilities of women, girls, boys and men and specially persons with disabilities in both Rohingya refugee communities and host communities in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. The assignment is led by Dr. Md Mokhlesur Rahman, lead consultant of CRD.