Over 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh this year. They now live in registered or makeshift refugee camps. We’ve heard horrific accounts of rape and abuse of Rohingya women and girls in Myanmar and thousands arrived pregnant.
These refugees have acute reproductive health needs—and beyond that, every woman and girl living in the camps has sexual and reproductive health needs, yet these services are often nonexistent in emergency settings. Ipas and partners began working quickly in 2017 to improve access to reproductive health services, training paramedics, midwives and doctors to provide abortion, and other services across 30+ facilities to refugee Rohingya women in Bangladesh.
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights and Ipas invite you to experience their stories through the Canadian launch of a photo exhibit that highlights the realities these women face and the critical need for reproductive health care.
1 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1