How We've Helped in Bangladesh
With local NGO Research, Training, and Management International, we invested in the women and girls who will be the future of the Rohingya community. We supported access to skills training, which will create greater opportunities for women and girls to start small businesses or find paid work.
"Community mobilization meetings" with Rohingya youth demonstrated why investing in women and girls' job skills helps rebuild Rohingya communities. Local leaders hosted events to address social norms and traditional practices that limit women and girls’ participation in society and show how they can be drivers of change.
During the eight-month partnership:
- 120 Rohingya women and girls (ages 18-35) received vocational skills training in tailoring, computer skills, and small enterprise development
- 100 government officials and thousands of camp residents were reached through community awareness-raising to foster support and understanding of the importance of skills development for female youth, a very controversial notion in the deeply conservative Rohingya society