Prevention of Conflict through Dialogue and Mediation: The Status of Rohingya Women

The latest influx of rohingya people includes a large number of women and children. Rohingya people are the most vulnerable human being in existing world; especially rohingya women and children have experienced brutal reality of their life. This research was conducted to address such vulnerabilities and try to sort out those sufferings. The prime focus of this project was to hear the Rohingya women's voice about their needs and hopes for the future, to empower women to think of ideas for what they can do to help, and to take some of the key messages and use them as advocacy for the Rohingya people. We were arranging FGDs, interviews, Rohingya women dialogues and making monthly report. And finally we provide each logistic support to conduct the research precisely. We have arrange this Research Project with Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Switzerland (HD).

Understanding Local Capacity in Crisis Response

Bangladesh recently witnessed a sudden influx of rohingya refugees (more than half a million) in its south eastern border area which is unprecedented in nature given the trends in refugee problems in Cox's Bazar. It has not been a new problem in Bangladesh as rohingyas started entering into the country since 1978 facing atrocities in Myanmar. Since then, it has become a major bone of contention between the two countries. The core focus of this research project was to understand the trends in Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh and the Response of the State, to provide an overview on the Natural Disaster Management in Bangladesh in the context of the influx of Rohingya Refugees, to take an overview on the challenges and risks relating to political, economic, and social dimensions of the rohingya refugee crisis, and A political economy analysis of the present crisis to understand the complementarity between local, national, and international stakeholders in this response. As the part of our responsibility we have conducted KI Interviews, and arranging FGDs. We also provided logistic support to conduct the project successfully. This Research project was in coordination with Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom (ODI).

Law and Order Situation in South East Border Area

JNUS recently worked as a local coordinator with the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), a think tank in Dhaka and the Saferworld, UK, from 6 May to 16 May 2012, in conducting eleven Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and eighteen Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) at sadar thana and Ukhia Upzilla in Cox's Bazar under a Project titled 'Law and Order in Bangladesh's South-East Border Area: A Public Perceptions Survey.' The objective of the project was to increase understanding of people's perceptions of law and order in Bangladesh's South-East border area in order to strengthen national level safety and security processes. The project was funded by the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute.

Survey Research on Smokeless Tobacco Products

JNUS, funded by Anti Tobacco Women's Allaince, conducted a survey among users and workers on smokeless tobacco products in Rangamati, Khagrachari, Bandarban and Cox's Bazar. JNUS undertook this survey with a structured questionnaire.

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