Project profile — Empowering Rohingya Refugees, Burmese and Bangladeshi Women & Youth for Sustainable Peace


Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (41141)
2019-12-06 - 2023-03-15
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Myanmar (50.00%)
• Bangladesh (50.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Gender equality (principal objective)


The project aims to ensure that Bangladeshi, Rohingya, and Burmese women affected by violent conflict are empowered to lead and participate in community-based peacebuilding and decision-making at local, national, and regional levels. Project activities include: (1) delivering capacity-building workshops on leadership, peacebuilding, including economic empowerment; (2) providing literacy and numeracy classes to encourage political and economic participation of targeted beneficiaries; (3) facilitating formal exchanges between youth leaders to share good practices on peace and security; and (4) advocating for the improvement of the situation of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, primarily women and girls.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to information and services for Rohingya Bangladeshi women, adolescent girls and girls in refugee camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar, resulting in their empowerment and ability to participate in community decision-making; (2) increased economic opportunities for young women leaders in Cox’s Bazar to improve their socio-economic status for them and their families; (3) increased leadership and advocacy skills for young women and gender equality allies in Bangladesh to meaningfully participate in, influence, and lead peacebuilding and political processes; and (4) stronger political will of national, regional, and global actors to implement UN resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
18-01-2024 Disbursement $214,642
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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