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Displaced women and homelessness
Norwegian Refugee Council 2016
This report identifies conflicts as a cause of homelessness. Displaced persons, by definition, have to abandon their homes. Many of them have been forced to leave because of targeted discrimination. ...
Women refugees in Lebanon and the consequences of limited legal status on their housing, land and property rights
Norwegian Refugee Council 2016
Understanding the situation for women refugees in particular, including the protection risks they face, is essential in order to develop and provide appropriate interventions taking their perspective and ...
Women, peace and security: implementing the Maputo Protocol in Africa
R. Sigsworth; L. Kumalo / Institute for Security Studies 2016
Women’s rights are fundamental to human security and sustainable peace. the African Union’s Protocol to the African charter on human and Peoples’ rights on the rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) guarant...
How do gender approaches improve climate compatible development? Lessons from India
R. Sogani; K.R. Viswanathan; R. Clements / Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2016
Although evidence shows that women are both victims of climate change and important contributors of knowledge and skills in disaster risk, adaptation and mitigation strategies, the gender perspective is largely missing from th...
Falling Through the Cracks: Refugee Women and Girls in Germany and Sweden
Marcy Hersh; Katharina Obser / Women's Refugee Commission 2016
This short (20 page) report overview looks at the reality for refugee women and girls living in Germany and Sweden. Both countries have welcomed unprecedented numbers of refugees however the magnitude and speed of the migration has le...
Gender, Age and Migration: An extended briefing
J. Birchall / BRIDGE 2016
In many parts of the world, migration has replaced fertility and mortality as the leading agent of demographic change. A person’s gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality and health or disability shape every stage of the...
Gender assessment of the refugee and migration crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia
G. Wolfensohn; A. Milkovic; M. Nedeva / UN Women 2016
Over one million men, women, and children travelled to Western Europe to claim asylum in 2015, with many transiting through Turkey, Greece, and the Western Baltics on their way north. Countries such as Serbia and fYR Macedonia, who ha...
Women and girls failed: the Burundian refugee response in Tanzania
Refugees International 2015
Since April 2015, political instability and violence has rocked Burundi, forcing an estimated 220,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries. Approximately half of these refugees are women, and around half of the many women who repo...
Women on the run: first-hand accounts of refugees fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2015
The refugee crisis currently playing out around the world is almost unprecedented in living memory. Not since World War II have so many people been forcibly displaced. While conflict in Syria and the resulting flows of people seeking ...
Empowered and safe: economic strengthening for girls in emergencies
C. Caton; J. Chaffin; M. Marsh / Women's Refugee Commission 2014
Even in times of peace and stability, adolescent girls are among the most vulnerable members of society in low-income countries. In times of emergency, this vulnerability is multiplied, with girls facing various rights violations, inc...
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