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    Protected rather than protracted: strengthening displaced persons in peace processes

    Bonn International Center for Conversion, 2015
    Many of the persons affected by forced displacement today find themselves in so-called protracted refugee situations (PRS), where refugees have been displaced for over five years and their situation is characterised by particular challenges: private hosts have to shoulder additional financial burdens, host states and the countries of origin often face diplomatic tensions, alternative livelihood
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    Implementing UNSC Resolution 1325 in Brazil: surmounting challenges and promoting equality

    Igarape Institute, 2015
    The United Nations High Level Panel on Peace Operations (HLP) called on member states to enhance their efforts to promote women in peace support operations. While elevated as a priority, there is comparatively limited empirical research about the involvement of female troops in peacekeeping missions. Women are still underrepresented in peace operations around the world.
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    Breaking the silence: hope for a new life

    United Nations Population Fund, 2015
    More than four years of war have ravaged Syrian families and communities, Syrian women and girls are living through the most damaging conflict in the region’s recent history. Female refugees are sometimes subjected to sexual violence, and suffer from harassment and abuse. Delivering their children can be dangerous.
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    Gender-based violence in conflict and displacement: qualitative findings from displaced women in Colombia

    Conflict and health, 2014
    Gender-based violence (GBV) is prevalent among, though not specific to, conflict affected populations and related to multifarious levels of vulnerability of conflict and displacement. Colombia has been marked with decades of conflict, with an estimated 5.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and ongoing violence.
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    Dimensions of gender-based violence against Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    Forced Migration Review, 2013
    In times of conflict everyone is affected by violence; however, women and girls in particular are more at risk of facing different forms of violence including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) due to the lack of social protection and lack of safe access to services.
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    Women and girls in the Syria crisis: UNFPA response, facts and figures

    United Nations Population Fund, 2015
    For the United Nations, Syria is the biggest humanitarian crisis today. Among the affected population in Syria and refugees in the region, four million women and girls of reproductive age need special attention. This includes nearly half a million pregnant women in Syria in addition to the estimated 70,000 currently pregnant refugee women from Syria.
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    The Malala of Syria

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2015
    This short film (3 mins) tells the story of Muzon a young Syrian woman who is a passionate advocate for the education of girls and young women in Jordan’s refugee camps. Education has always played a big part in Muzon’s life. Both of her parents were teachers back in Syria’s southern Dara’a province, and her aunt and uncle were head teachers at local schools.
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    Freedom from Violence for Refugee Women

    Women's Refugee Commission, 2015
    This short film (1.30 mins) gives an emotive perspective on the hardships faced by refugee women and girls, where violence ag doesn't end when they stop running from the conflict. In displaced settings and refugee camps women and girls experience increased threat of gender-based and sexual violence.
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    Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies

    United Nations Population Fund, 2015
    Gender based violence is a life-threatening, global health and human rights issue that violates international human rights law and principles of gender equality. In emergencies, such as conflict or natural disasters, the risk of violence, exploitation and abuse is heightened, particularly for women and girls.
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    Violence against women in the Gaza strip: After the Isreali Military Operation Protective Edge 2014

    ActionAid International, 2015
    Following the Israeli military Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014, this reports presents the findings of a study initiated by ActionAid and Alianza por la Solidaridad (Alianza) on violence against women (VAW) in the Gaza Strip, defined as ‘any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, includ

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