In August 2017, widespread violence carried out with “genocidal intent” in Myanmar forced 745,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh and settle in camps in Cox’s Bazar. Fifty-two percent of the refugee population there are women and girls. Those of reproductive age are in dire need of emergency and longer-term sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services. Many have additional needs related to sexual trauma experienced in Myanmar and/or in Bangladesh., For many, these needs are not being fully met due to implementation and access barriers.
Gender Issues, Health, Women, Reproductive Rights, and Sexual Health