Country Overview


The Gender-Based Violence Sub-Sector in Cox’s Bazar is comprised of more than 50 standing member organizations; including, UN, INGO, NNGO and government agencies operating in the Rohingya refugee camps and the surrounding affected host community locations. The sub sector works to prevent and respond to Gender-Based Violence through strengthening community-based GBV programming. The key strategic objectives of the Sub-Sector include 1) ensuring access to quality multi-sector GBV response services for survivors, 2) building capacity of GBV service providers and other stakeholders to deliver quality care in line with best practices and minimum standards for humanitarian settings; 3) enabling active participation of affected communities in GBV awareness raising, response, prevention and risk mitigation. 4) enhancing GBV risk mitigation across humanitarian sectors and with the government, and 5) strengthening co-ordination and planning for sustainability of the GBV response.

Country Key Contacts

Rumana Khan
GBV sub-cluster coordinator
Mehrun Mili
GBV sub-cluster IMO
Nargis Khanom
GBV sub-cluster chair
Ministry of Women and Children Affairs

Sub-national Hubs


Sofia Canovas
GBV sub-sector coordinator
UNFPA Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazar