We lead the international community’s work to protect and empower refugee women and girls. We ensure their right to sexual and reproductive health care, to safety from gender-based violence, and to economic and social empowerment.

Mean Streets

An increasing majority of refugees live in cities and they face gender-based violence risks as a result of unmet needs and intersecting oppressions based on gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability among others. This new reality necessitates a monumental shift in humanitarian response.

No Safety for Refugee Women on the European Route

There is virtually no consideration of gender-based violence along the route to ensure safe environments, identify survivors and ensure that services are provided to them.

Influx of Refugees and Limited Firewood Leads to Spike in Gender-based Violence

Violence against women and girls collecting firewood is spiking in and around the refugee camp in Tanzania where more than 100,000 Burundian refugees have sought safety in recent months.

Refugees with Disabilities At Highest Risk of Gender-based Violence

Driven by stigma or the urge to protect, families tend to hide those with disabilities. Discrimination and isolation intensifiy the pervasive risk of gender-based violence. By focusing on physical...