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Making the Global Compact on Refugees Work for All Women and Girls Recommendations


Approximately half of the total number of refugees are women or girls. To meet the promise of the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and its Programme of Action must specifically address their rights and needs at every stage of displacement.

States must ensure that the GCR takes these pledges forward by integrating gender considerations into the four pillars of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, which is the foundation for the GCR. This paper presents recommendations from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) committed to refugee responses that advance gender equality and respond fully to the concerns of refugee women and girls.

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