Rohingya Women Friendly Space (#MyRohingya Campaign) 2018 [REPORT]

Date: 16 November 2018

Beneficiary: Rohingya Refugees in Balukhali Camp, Bangladesh

TOTAL FUNDS: 123,438.95 ZAR to My Restless Beings 

47,688.95 ZAR – Lillaah

75,750.00 ZAR – Zakaah

With donations coming in since the launching of COH’s #MyRohingya Campaign, COH decided the donations best be used for a Women Friendly Space. Mabrur Ahmed of RestlessBeings in conjunction with Pulse, Bangladesh informed COH that donations were required to erect the structure. an amount of ZAR123,438.95 was donated to RestlessBeings via TotalGivingUK (crowdfunding page) on 16 November 2018. 

The Women Friendly Space will be run by women, for women of all ages and with the needs, rights, dignity and safety of Rohingya women at the heart of all the services. This space will provide one to one counselling with advanced support for victims of rape, education, clothing, recreational spaces, bathing facilities, breastfeeding room, services for expecting mothers or those who have given birth, a garden and outdoor meditation space alongside many other things catered to ensuring Rohingya women and girls have access to what they really need during this difficult period for them.