• Gender Issues

    Gender Issues

    It is essential to include women, girls, boys and men in refugee programs and decision-making, whether about reproductive health, livelihoods or promoting gender equality.

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    Refugee Survey Quarterly Refugee Women--Twenty Years On

    Dale Buscher, director of protection at the Women's Refugee Commission, has an article in Refugee Survey Quarterly (Vol. 29, No. 2). The edition is devoted to gender equality and refugee women. In the lead article, “Refugee Women: Twenty Years On,” Buscher describes progress made since UNHCR released its first Policy on Refugee Women in 1990, including in the areas of reproductive health and gender-based violence, and outlines issues that require further attention, such as the gap between knowledge and practice, and the protection risks women continue to face in camps.

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    Redefining Manhood, Rebuilding Nations: How Men Can Empower Women

    As violence against women has become epidemic, and with the increasing feminization of poverty, migration and HIV/AIDS, it is vital to reinvigorate the fight for gender equality. No longer is gender equality simply a women's right issue. It is a crucial social justice issue necessary for the longer-term well-being of humankind and the planet.