As part of the ‘Justice for All’ program, AJAR and its partners are supporting Rohingya women survivors in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, building solidarity to strengthen a multi-ethnic movement for justice. Using the ‘stone and flower’ methodology, which combines psycho-social help with learning and empowerment, women participants learn facilitation skills, basic principles of human rights, as well as healing and peer support techniques
In March 2019, The Liberation War Museum (LWM) of Bangladesh with Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) conducted a participatory study with 87 women in the Rohingya Refugee Camps, Bangladesh. The workshops were conducted between March 13-30 with women from over 8 different camps.
As part of our holistic approach, we wanted to create a process to heal, build solidarity and peer support among women survivors through action research. Our goals were to raise the voice of women in a way everyone could participate, irrespective of education, literacy levels and age. To do this, we needed to create a process where activities were focused on looking forward as much as looking back. Our findings from the workshop and the sewing sent a strong message of hope from the women and that there is still much to remain optimistic about. Despite the unimaginable sufferings and trauma these women have experienced, they continue to live every day with hope for the future of their children, their community and themselves