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Bangladesh, UN agree to address sexual violence against Rohingyas

MNA Exclusive Desk: The government of Bangladesh and the United Nations will jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against members of the Rohingya population forcibly displaced from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

The United Nations and the government of Bangladesh signed a ‘Framework of Cooperation’ in this regard, reported news agency.

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, after signing the document, said, “I believe that through this Framework of Cooperation the Rohingya survivors of sexual violence will benefit from enhanced service-delivery, accountability and protection.”

During her two official visits to Bangladesh, in November 2017 and May 2018, she spent several days at the camps in Cox’s Bazar speaking with women and girls who had survived brutal acts of sexual violence in Myanmar and bear the profound physical and psychological scars of war.

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