Local Level

Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) of UN Women, Cox’s Bazar: A network of organizations working on gender issues in humanitarian response in Cox's Bazar. JNUS is one of the partners of this network.

Cox's Bazar CSO-NGO Forum (CCNF): A network of local CSOs and NGOs in Cox's Bazar to promote a human Rights and gender-responsive society building positive engagement with the government. It is dedicated to promoting the localization agenda at the local level. JNUS is one of the members of this forum.

Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA): It is a network of organizations that are directly involved in preventing sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian response in Cox's Bazar. JNUS is an active member of this network.

Gender Hub: This network works for strengthening the accountability of humanitarian actors in respect to gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in the Rohingya refugees and host communities. JNUS is a member of this network.

NGO Platform: This network, established in 2018, is the platform of more than 100 local, national and international NGOs active in the humanitarian response programs in Cox’s Bazar. The key functions of the network are to share information, strengthen coordination in humanitarian advocacy, support capacity building of the partners and increase accountability among them. JNUS is an active member of this network.

National Level

Bangladesh Women's Humanitarian Platform: This network of women-led organizations is maintained by OXFAM, Bangladesh. JNUS is an active member of this platform.

Amrai Pari Paribarik Nirjaton Protirodh Jot (WE CAN): It is a collective platform of civil society, organizations, individuals, institutions, and others aiming for ending violence against women. JNUS is running a local committee under this platform for extending support to women victims in Cox's Bazar.

Bikashito Nari Network of the Hunger Project: It is one of the largest networks of women-led organizations and women leaders in Bangladesh. JNUS is an active member of this network.

Vision 2021 Forum: It is a network of civil society organizations working with the goal of creating a self-reliant and hunger-free Bangladesh. JNUS is an active member of this forum.

Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB): ADAB is the leading and largest coordinating organization of the NGOs working in Bangladesh. JNUS is the partner of ADAB.

Global Level

Global Network of Women Peace-Builders (GNWP): GNWP is a coalition of over 100 women’s rights organizations from over 40 countries around the world. JNUS is a partner of this coalition.

Generation Equality Forum’s Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) and Humanitarian Action (HA) Compact: It is a global network to bring together key supporters and champions of the WPS and HA agendas to focus on monitoring and accountability, coordination and financing to implement WPS and humanitarian action commitments. JNUS is a member of this network.

Networks among the Beneficiaries  

Women’s Forum for Building Social Cohesion: Thirteen Women’s Forum for Building Social Cohesion have been formed comprising women leaders in Rohingya and host communities supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Eight groups with twenty members in each, have been organized at Camp 9, Camp 26 and Camp 27 and five groups have been formed in adjacent host communities. These women forums are organizing dialogues, discussions and consultations with other stakeholders at the community level to develop common understanding on issues affecting the safety and security of the women in both communities. They are also trying to generate mutual understanding on how to expand opportunities for the women in both communities. It is expected that the activities of these forums would contribute to enhancing social cohesion between Rohignya and the host community.





Young Women Leaders (YWLs): JNUS, in partnership with GNWP, has been running a network of young women leaders in Cox’s Bazar to promote literacy education, social cohesion, leadership and economic empowerment. These young women leaders are very much active to undertake advocacy on various issues relating to gender equality and women empowerment at the local level. At the moment, they are running literacy classes with 60 adult women of the host community in Cox’s Bazar. They are also planning to organize dialogues with different stakeholders including religious leaders and members of civil society to forward various issues related to women, peace and security

Women Groups in Rohingya and Host Community: JNUS, in association with Ain-o-Salish Kendra and UN Women, has  formed twelve women groups, six with women of host community and six with the women of Rohingya Refugee Camps, for promoting women’s participation in peace-building and social cohesion initiatives. Each group comprises twenty women leaders who are provided with training on GBV and role of paralegal. Three women from each group will play the role of Maitree Apa in both communities. These women groups are engaged in building communication, collaboration and cooperation among women leaders of both Rohingya and host communities with an aim to explore opportunities for developing mutual understanding and mutual trust between them. They are also active to play the role of mediator in their respective community.


Self Help Groups: Forty Five Self Help Groups (SHGs) were formed in Ukhiya Uapzilla of Cox’s Bazar in 2018. Each group had twenty members, fourteen of them were adolescent girls and women and six of them were adolescent boys and men. These groups are still active to prevent GBV, human rights violations through offering legal aid, alternative dispute resolution and referral to the vulnerable women and women victims at the community level. They are also playing the role of mediators to safeguard and protect the rights of the women victims in Rohingya and host communities in Cox’s Bazar.

Ramu Sampriti Parishad (RSP): This parishad was formed in 2018 under, “Strengthening Inter-Community Engagement against Violent Extremism” project supported by “USAID:Road to Tolerance” initiative. The parishad was composed of members from civil society, women leaders, local influential actors including religious leaders and teachers to promote social cohesion across communities and institutions at Ramu Uapzilla in Cox’s Bazar. The parishad always remain vigilant to any forms of extremism and take quick response as such to address the  issue in the form of dialogue, discussion and consultation. Their social network, ability to influence other are considered a big asset for establishing peace and stability in the society.


Influential Women’s Network: Two Hundred Influential women of eight upazillas in Cox’s bazar have created this platform under the leadership of JNUS. These women have been playing a commendable role in all Upazilas of Cox’sBazar by organizing alternative dispute resolutions involving relevant stakeholders. They are very active to ensure the  rights of women and girls and facilitate the participation of women in the decision making process to  raise their voice on their rights. These women are also independently taking initiatives to promote awareness against GBV and violence against women and girls.


JNUS Women’s Lawyer Association (JWLA)

JNUS has recently formed a network titled ‘JNUS Women’s Lawyer Association’ consisting of ten prominent women lawyers in Bangladesh. The members of this association are dedicated and committed to extend any form of legal support to the helpless, poor, vulnerable women and girls including women victims. It has been a long-cherished dream of forming this kind of association since JNUS started its operation in 2010 to strengthen the women’s protection regime in the country. The primary objectives of this association are to provide legal aid support & policy advocacy for women to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women. JNUS Women’s Lawyer Association (JWLA) is now in its early stage and planning to administer a series of activities to promote gender equality and end all forms of violence & sexual exploitation against women across the country.

The members of this network are as follows: 

Advocate Shahnaj Parvin Bela                                                  

Membership No: 12549, Dhaka Judge Court

Advocate Shahnaj Sathi

Membership No: 7688, Dhaka Judge Court


Advocate Zohera Begum

Membership No: 7393, Dhaka Judge Court

Advocate Rebeka Sultana

Membership No: 15857, Dhaka Judge Court


Advocate Zaheda Morsheda

Cox’s Bazar Judge Court

Advocate Rebeka Sultana

Membership No: 15857, Dhaka Judge Court

Advocate Runa Laila

Dhaka Judge Court

Advocate Rebeka Sultana

Membership No: 15857, Dhaka Judge Court


Advocate Rehena Akter

Membership No: 11478, Dhaka Judge Court

Advocate Doly Akter

Membership No: 5610, Dhaka Judge Court


Advocate Manowara Akter

Membership No: 13615, Dhaka Judge Court


Advocate Nipa Akhter

Membership No: 7684, Dhaka Judge Court