COUNTRY PROFILE ON UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS : BANGLADESH
This study explores the barriers and impediments that women and girls in Bangladesh are facing that make it difficult for sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) to be realized. While the country mandates inclusion of curricula on sexuality and reproductive health (SRH) in formal and non-formal education sectors, the matter is generally weakly addressed, resulting in young people of 10-19 (constituting one third of the entire population in Bangladesh) who have limited knowledge of SRH issues including contraception, sexuality, family planning and sexually transmitted diseases.
Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities
In August 2017, widespread violence carried out with “genocidal intent” in Myanmar forced 745,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh and settle in camps in Cox’s Bazar. Fifty-two percent of the refugee population there are women and girls. Those of reproductive age are in dire need of emergency and longer-term sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services. Many have additional needs related to sexual trauma experienced in Myanmar and/or in Bangladesh. For many, these needs are not being fully met due to implementation and access barriers. This report provides an overview of key gaps in SRHR care in terms of access, capacity, data, and services.
Sexual and Reproductive
Health and Rights
This paper presents the vision and position of the Liliane Foundation with regard to SRHR, and has been written for the international development community,
government officials and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) both in the Netherlands and the global South.
This report calls on NGOs
and decision makers not to leave children and young people with disabilities behind when investing in SRHR, and to remind NGOs that strive for the inclusion of people with disabilities that SRHR is also an important aspect of human development.
Exploring Disability Across Intersections of Gender and Sexuality
This paper looks at the multiple ways disabled men and women navigate, negate and reinforce societal norms around sexuality and sexual desire. It draws insights from the one year scoping study titled ‘Exploring sexuality of physically disabled people through photo narratives in Bangladesh’ conducted by BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka. The study looked at how physically disabled individuals between the ages of 20 – 40 years positioned across rural and urban backgrounds, understood and expressed notions and expectations of love, romance and intimacy through photography.