Human Wrongs Watch

By Firas Al-Khateeb in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh*

Women refugees take up key roles as bloc leaders, teachers and even road workers in Bangladesh, where they have sought refuge. |  Español   |  Français |  عربي

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Rohingya refugees Tansima and Amira pictured at Kutupalong refugee settlement, Bangladesh, where they are elected bloc representatives © UNHCR/Roger Arnold

“We need more street lights,” says Tansima, 28, who is an elected deputy bloc leader at the world’s largest refugee settlement, which is home to 620,000 people, more than half of them women or girls.

“It will make it easier to access latrines and shops will be able to stay open after dark,” she adds.

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