Brac has taken up an initiative to ensure protection for both Rohingyas and their host communities from workplace exploitation, discrimination, and sexual harassment.
To facilitate this, the development organisation recently held a training for "Shurokkha Bondhus" who will spread awareness among the Rohingya and host communities regarding the aforementioned concerns.
The Bondhus will strive to increase awareness among the targeted population, read a press release.
To achieve optimal success, the Shurokkha Bondhus were recently trained for two days organised by the Safeguarding Unit of the Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) of Brac.
On Tuesday, the training concluded at a Cox's Bazar hotel and the training theme on the concluding day was Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).
Hasina Akhter Huq, area director of HCMP, Brac, was present at the event. She said protection issues are not only about women anymore. Everyone, irrespective of gender, deserves a safe work atmosphere.
She added that Brac has a strict "zero-tolerance" policy for sexual harassment.
Some 45 officials of Brac attended the event on Tuesday. SK Jenefa K Jabbar, director, Human Rights and Legal Aid Services, Social Compliance and Safeguarding unit, Brac, facilitated the event.
Earlier on the first day of the two-day event, some 34 employees of Brac's HCMP took part. Farjana Siddiqua, manager, Training and Safeguarding Unit, of the Human Resources Division of HCMP, moderated the first day's event.
Tahmina Yesmin, team lead of the Safeguarding Unit of the HR Division of Brac Head Office, acted as the facilitator on the first day, while Tilon Andrews, manager of the Safeguarding Unit of Brac Head Office, trained the Shurokkha Bondhus.