Let's not forget the Rohingya refugees!

Let's not forget about the Rohingya refugees who have become victims of sexual violence!

Last spring, our ally Refugees International went to Bangladesh to investigate the response by the humanitarian community to the gender-based violence facing Rohingya refugees, and the results show a disappointing failure:

"Yet despite the acute awareness of the use of sexual violence as a weapon against the Rohingya, the humanitarian community in Bangladesh was—and remains—ill-prepared to prioritize gender-based violence (GBV) as a lifesaving matter in its response. The scale of violence experienced by Rohingya women both before and during their flight from Myanmar required a mass deployment of GBV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) capacity and services. However, the availability of quality GBV and SRH services remains grossly inadequate even months into the response."

Read more here.

See how our sister foundation, the Cultures of Resistance Network, supports Refugees International here.

Date posted: 1-12-19