The rising tide of conflict, displacement, and economic woe is taking a heavy toll on communities across Myanmar. In these tumultuous times, women and girls have become more vulnerable to domestic and gender-based violence. Safe houses and a network of community case workers operated by Community Partners International (CPI) partner, the Thandaunggyi Women’s Group (TWG) in Karen State, Myanmar, offer support, sanctuary, and an opportunity to rebuild shattered lives.
As World Humanitarian Day approaches, we hear from Rohingya and Bangladeshi humanitarian workers, supported by Community Partners International (CPI), providing essential services to refugees and local communities in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Bangladesh.
The Thandaunggyi Women’s Group helps survivors of gender-based violence in southeast Myanmar. In the shadow of the coup and widespread conflict that has swept the country, we talk to the women who sustain these essential services.
On World Mental Health Day, we speak to community members in Kachin State, Myanmar, about the critical role of mental health and psychosocial support in harm reduction and HIV prevention and treatment among people who inject drugs.
Two months after the opening of mental health and psychosocial support services at the Health Post in Camp 1W of Kutupalong Refugee Camp supported by Community Partners International (CPI), dozens of Rohingya refugees and Bangladesh host community members have sought assistance. Health Post psychologist Rahima Preety talks about the challenges they face and how she works to help them.