A Rohingya woman leader and Shireen Huq of the Bangladeshi women's organization Naripokkho, greet Nobel peace laureates Mairead Maguire and Tawakkol Karman. Naripokkho works to advance women's rights and equality and to build resistance against violence, discrimination and injustice. They have worked tirelessly to advocate for the needs of Rohingya women in Bangladesh. —Kutupalong Camp. Photo by Alllison Joyce.
Rohingya women gave testimonies of soldiers entering villages and separating the women from the men. Soldiers covered the women's faces and raped them. —Rohingya survivors of rape. Thyankhali Camp. Photo by Alllison Joyce.
"I cannot walk because of the pain in my leg. I was carried here on a blanket tied to bamboo sticks. I wanted to come and talk to you." —A Rohingya woman eight months pregnant, with a gunshot wound to her leg. Kutupalong Camp. Photo by Alllison Joyce.
"Why should we feel shame? We were tortured. We do not need to feel shame about that." —Rohingya woman. Thyankhali Camp. Photo by Alllison Joyce.
Women Nobel peace laureates—after hearing how security forces burned villages, tortured, killed and systematically rape women and girls—called for an immediate end to the genocide, and for perpetrators to be brough to justice before the International Criminal Court. —Kutupalong Camp. Photo by Alllison Joyce.
Razia Sultana is a Rohingya lawyer and author of the report, Rape by Command: Sexual violence as a weapon against the Rohingya, published by Kaladan Press Network—the first Rohingya news agency. —Hakim Para Camp. Photo by Fabeha Monir.
Razia Sultana welcomes newly arrived Rohingya women who will attend her psychosocial support and training program. —Hakim Para Camp. Photo by Fabeha Monir.
Women are trained in pain relief and relaxation techniques. Each woman goes on to support and train other women in her sector of the camp, sharing knowledge and skills. —Hakim Para Camp. Photo by Fabeha Monir.
Swahela is the leader of a camp where widows and girls are living together to protect each other. It is a safe haven for those who have suffered the most in this crisis. Swahela advocates for their rights and organizes meetings with other widows. —Balukhali Camp. Photo by Fabeha Monir.
Rupa is a field organizer working with Razia Sultana. With her courage, passion and determination, Rupa is helping women overcome trauma and loss. Women are often not comfortable with men field workers and Rupa is the only woman field worker in her sector of the camp. —Hakim Para Camp. Photo by Fabeha Monir.
Nur is receiving counselling and attending a number of women's programs to increase her confidence and cope with anxiety. She plans to become a leader in her community and help other women cope with the trauma of their abuses. —Hakim Para Camp. Photo by Fabeha Monir.
Rohingya women—with dignity and courage—are speaking out. The perpetrators of the crimes against the Rohingya must be brought to justice through the International Criminal Court. The international community must also increase its support to Bangladesh's humanitarian response and prioritize the needs of women survivors of sexual violence. Rohingya women are telling their stories. The world needs to listen and act. —Kutupalong Camp. Photo by Allison Joyce.