To inform the development of a new radio drama for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, BBC Media Action carried out a small-scale qualitative research study that sought to understand more about Rohingya men and women’s understanding and attitudes towards child marriage, intimate partner violence and sexual exploitation and abuse.
This report shares findings from this study, which was carried out in partnership with Norwegian Church Aid, with funds from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Eight in-depth interviews and four mini focus group discussions were held with Rohingya men and women living in two camps in Cox’s Bazar, as well as key informant interviews with humanitarian practitioners working on issues related to gender-based violence (GBV).
The study found that intimate partner violence and child marriage are deeply rooted and normalised within the Rohingya community in Cox’s Bazar.
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