• Reports on Disability & Gender-based Violence

    Disability & GBV

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    Beirut I: Strengthening Peer Networks for Refugees with Disabilities

    Interventions for Strengthening GBV Prevention and Response for Urban Refugees

    Previous research has demonstrated that refugees with intellectual disabilities living in urban areas face added risks of violence, including GBV, due to the breakdown in protective peer networks, and exclusion activities which might confer access to age- and gender-appropriate information and education. Throughout 2015 and 2016, the WRC partnered with a local organization called the Lebanese Association for Self-Advocacy (LASA) to strengthen protective peer networks for refugees with disabilities living in Beirut. Sessions supported refugees with disabilities living in Beirut to reflect on safety issues, including how these might be different for women, men, girls and boys with disabilities, as well as how these might relate to nationality/country of origin. These sessions also helped to strengthen their protective peer networks in the community. For more information, please see the video entitled Meaningful Programs for Engaging Refugees with Disabilities in Lebanon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYGNk1RuZ-o
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    I See That It Is Possible

    Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Programming in Humanitarian Settings

    An examination of the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from accessing gender-based violence programs, and practices to increase their access.
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    Stories of Change

    Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Programming

    A collection of first-person accounts from persons with disabilities, their families, and their caregivers.
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    Gender-Based Violence and Disability in Displacement Settings (Presentation)

    This presentation describes findings from the Women's Refugee Commission's work with persons with disabilities relating to gender-based violence. It is based on a 2011 – 2014 partnership between the Women's Refugee Commission and UNHCR, concerning the implementation of guidance on working with persons with disabilities in forced displacement.