Bangladesh, UN to work jointly for Rohingyas
Bangladesh and the United Nations will jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against Rohingyas forcibly displaced from Myanmar.
A “Framework of Cooperation” was signed in this regard on Friday.
Pramila Patten, special representative of the UN secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict, said, “I believe that through this… the Rohingya survivors of sexual violence will benefit from enhanced service-delivery, accountability and protection.”
The framework focuses on five priority areas, according to a message the news agency received from New York.
They include improving access of Rohingya survivors of sexual violence to medical and psychosocial support services; capacity building of the justice and security sector on the prevention of trafficking, including the prompt identification of victims; and engaging with religious and community leaders to combat stigma against Rohingya survivors of sexual violence and their children who may be born of rape.