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CXB: Bipodor Fuaijja Jahanara (Jahanara Helps Her Friends) provides information on rights-based issues through an animated drama

  • By BBC Media Action
  • 02/11/2021
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Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar require information about their options for the future and other key rights-related issues, as well as a basic understanding of the humanitarian process, how the camp operates and their entitlements. BBC Media Action is producing a new animated drama, "Bipodor Fuaijja Jahanara" (Jahanara Helps Her Friends.) which supports a basic understanding of rights and how to support their knowledge of these issues. The lead character of this animated drama is Jahanara, a 36-year-old woman who is smart, independent, and self-empowered. She helps her community with her knowledge of their own rights and entitlements.

Each video is between 4 and 6 minutes long and can be played in places where people gather, such as information hubs, women-friendly spaces, as well as community sessions and screenings.

The videos are available in both high and low-resolution. High-resolution videos are more suitable for viewing on large screens such as projectors and televisions. Low-resolution videos are more suitable for mobile viewing.

  • Complaint and feedback mechanism (High resolution/Low resolution) – Shafiqa, a woman, is struggling to fetch water from another block because the tube-well near her house has been broken for a long time. Jahanara, being concerned about Shafiqa’s struggle, supports Shafiqa to raise her concerns and eventually the tube well gets fixed.
  • Marriage registration (High resolution/Low resolution) – A couple are getting married, and the parents have agreed to this, but they are not aware of the importance of registering the marriage first. Jahanara informs the couple, the parents and others about its importance and the process for registering marriages.
  • Divorce registration (High resolution/Low resolution) – Juhura is a woman who has recently separated from her husband. She left her belongings with her husband, including her ration card. Her three-year-old child has also been left behind. Now she can’t access food and other benefits. Jahanara listens to her problem and suggests how she might get legal support from the system.
  • Prison visit - Supporting Rohingya people under Bangladeshi law (High resolution/Low resolution) – Jannat Ara’s brother is in prison and both she and her grandmother want to visit him but don’t know how. They ask a local influential person, but it will cost a lot of money. Jahanara tells them about legal options that support prison visits.

Bipodor Fuaijja Jahanara (Jahanara Helps Her Friends.) is produced by BBC Media Action with funding from Porticus, and developed with technical support from UNHCR.

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