Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jun 4, 2018 / 23:10 pm
A United Nations-led campaign to provide contraception to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps fails to show respect for the views of the already vulnerable community, said one human rights group.
"I am deeply concerned, but not surprised, that UNFPA views the deeply held values of an already victimized community as an obstacle to their goals rather than something to be respected," said Nadja Wolfe, director of advocacy at the World Youth Alliance, a human rights group which promotes the dignity of the human person.
"Rohingya women deserve healthcare that meets their needs and respects, rather than undermines, their values," Wolfe told CNA.
The Rohingya are a largely Muslim ethnic group who reside in Burma's Rakhine State. Facing state-sponsored violence in their homeland, more than 660,000 have fled to neighboring Bangladesh for refuge and currently reside in camps.