ACTIVITIES FOR ROHINGYA REFUGEE COX'S BAZAR

Project Title:

Integrated service on Family Planning, Sexual Reproductive Health,
GBV and Menstrual Hygiene Management among FDMN.

Project Period:

Initially From January 2022 to June 2022 and it will be continuing.

Project Location:

Camp 8E, Balukhali, Ukhiya where Forcibly Displaced Myanmar
Nationals lives. Later on all camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf

Project Beneficiaries:

- Adolescents and Youths boys and girls of FDMN
- Newly married and Eligible couple of FDMN
- General people of FDMN

PROJECT BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Since August 2017 the influx of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationalists to Bangladesh has created the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. Over one million displaced Rohingya now reside in camps located in two upazilas (Ukhia and Teknaf) of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The vast majority is women and children (UNFPA 2018; ISCG 2018; IOM 2018a; IOM 2018b) and almost 60 percent of the population is under the age of 18; the crisis has therefore been described as a children’s emergency (Save the Children 2018).

While all displaced Rohingya face numerous challenges related to their displaced status, adolescents and youth are affected by this protracted crisis in ways that are different from the adult population, and in ways that may be overlooked. Arranged marriages and dowry exchange are the norm among the Rohingya. Large family size is preferred and use of contraception is limited among the Rohingya. Reproductive health services are often available but inaccessible for the Rohingya adolescents and youth in the camps.

Contraceptives are unpopular among Rohingyas largely for lack of education and awareness about family planning. Every Rohingya couple has six to seven children on average. Bigger the size of a family more is the chance that it would not be able to afford enough food and meet other necessities. This would lead to malnutrition and poor immunity.

This project will ensure that adolescents, regardless of gender, have access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services, and the supportive and gender-equitable families and communities that they need to be the leaders of today and tomorrow. Eye care is demands for FDMNs. This project will provide eye care and cataract surgery to reduce blindness through organize eye camps.

Project Components:

a) Family planning for newly married and eligible couple of
FDMNs.
(b) Sexual Reproductive Health among Rohingya Adolescents and youths boys and girls (10- 24)
(c) Menstrual Hygiene Management Services among Rohingya Adolescents and youths boys and girls (10- 24)
(d) Prevention of Gender Based Violence among FDMNs.

Strategies:

All project activities will be implemented from Service Delivery Center (SDC) and outreach/filed level. We will set up Service Development Center (SDC) in the camp and provide family planning, Sexual Reproductive Health, prevention of gender based violence, Menstrual Hygiene Management and eye care service to the FDMNs in th camps.

Objectives of the Project:

– To make aware of newly married and eligible couple of FDMN about family planning
– To reach out the short acting family planning devices at the door step of 1000 newly married and eligible couples.
– To increase awareness among adolescents girls on SRHR and MHM and GBV.
– To provide eye care services to FDMNs.

Project Period:

Initially From January 2022 to June 2022 and it will be continuing.

Results:

– Increased knowledge on the benefit of family planning among Rohingya adults and they will practice family planning methods.
– Adolescent’s girls have educated on SRHR and MHM.
– Reduced gender based violence among Rohingya camps.
– Reduced fertility rate among Rohingya communities.
– Reduced eye related diseases and blindness.

ACTIVITIES

The Following Activities Will Be Implemented Among The FDMN.

  • Provide family planning counseling among newly married and eligible couples among the FDMNs in camp through group meetings and personally.
  • Distribution short acting contraceptive methods to the newly married and eligible couples among the FDMNs in camp.
  • Refer for long acting family planning methods to the PHCC/government health facilities.
  • Organize health education session among adolescent’s girls on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) (4 sessions/ month. Each session participants will be 10 persons).
  • Distribute Menstrual Hygiene Management Kits like sanitary pad, towel, soap, etc. to adolescent’s girls.
  • Organize education session among adolescent’s girls on prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV). (4 sessions/ month. Each session participants will be 10 persons).
  • Regular visit to home and ensure Menstrual Hygiene Management(MHM) in Family
  • Conduct awareness raising meeting with the mothers on GBV and MHM
  • Arrange consultation meeting with Mazi in camp about the discussion of project and its implementation plan.
  • Community engagement and awareness raising meeting with Imam by Islamic scholar in the camp.
  • Arrange 2 (two) creative competitions among adolescent’s girls and boys in the camp.
  • Provide Eye Care services through organize Eye Camp.

Contact Us

Address

House 109, Road 5, Kobi Sukanto Sorok,
Jhenaidah 7300, Bangladesh.

Mobile Number

Telephone: +88-0451-61498
Mobile: +8801712-539770

E-mail Address
E-mail: provasociety@gmail.com
Website
Website: www.provasociety.org