Voices Rising: Rohingya Women's Priorities and Leadership in Myanmar and Bangladesh
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Amidst the ongoing crisis on both sides of the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, Rohingya women are actively supporting their rights and wellbeing, and those of their families and communities. However, their efforts are going unrecognized by those involved in delivering humanitarian assistance and developing political solutions to the crisis. This must change. Women must not only have a seat at the table, they must also be able to actively shape the response and solutions to the crisis – creating the potential for broader, positive transformations in women’s rights.
This report draws on ongoing engagement and discussions with displaced Rohingya women living in camps in Myanmar and Bangladesh. It shares recommendations for governments and the aid community to better support the active agency and leadership of displaced women on both sides of the border.