As proud supporters of UN Women National Committee Australia, Autopia continued to support the important work of UN Women with Rohingya refugee women in Cox’s Bazar during this year’s tax time. Our $5,000 contribution has helped UN Women NC Australia reach their $60k target and is going to work supporting women on the ground in Bangladesh.
Recognising the trauma that so many Rohingya refugee women have endured and the risk they still faced, in January this year, UN Women and partners set up the first Women’s Centre – a safe space for women and girls in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps, providing counselling, training, support and a place to connect with other women who understand the traumas they each have faced.
“Bangladesh has been hosting Rohingya refugees from Myanmar for nearly 30 years. Since August 2017, some 693,000 Rohingya’s have made their way to Cox’s Bazar in desperate conditions. Of them, 51 per cent are women. The refugee population in Bangladeshi settlements has more than doubled; camps are overcrowded, needs are immediate and enormous, and resources are stretched.”
The Women’s Centre is a lifeline to so many women and the funds raised will help keep it running and supporting the unique needs of women and girls in the camp.
Each and every dollar donated is making a significant difference to the lives of women and their families in crisis. If you have not yet donated you can still help support the cause by giving your tax-deductible gift today via clicking the “Donate now” button below. With your support, UN Women can act quickly when disaster strikes, making sure women and girls get the help they need, right when they need it. Ensuring they have the basic necessities such as soap, thermal blankets and sanitary pads; giving women back their dignity, so easily lost in humanitarian disasters.