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Peril or Protection: The Link Between Livelihoods and Gender-based Violence in Displacement Settings


When women are displaced due to conflict or human rights abuses, they adopt new strategies to provide for themselves and their families. These new strategies often place them at risk for gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual exploitation and abuse, rape and domestic violence. This report combines findings from three field missions to refugee settings; a pilot project in Burundi providing refugees with increased access to economic resources through village savings and loan associations; and desk research and interviews targeting promising examples of economic empowerment interventions that increase women’s safety.

Women Livelihoods Economic Empowerment and Self-Reliance Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Reports