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Protecting Female Refugees Against Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Camps

Female refugees across the world are highly vulnerable to all forms of sexual and physical violence. In addition to the dangers women face from contesting armed groups, once on the move from the conflict zone, they are also at risk of being brutalised by human traffickers or even border security forces. Even after exiting the conflict zone, safety can be elusive. Staying in a refugee camp within the country of origin or seeking protection elsewhere brings serious threats to women’s security, freedom and health.

The international community has long resolved to end this scourge. Yet, despite declarations and resolutions, current reports show that protecting female refugees from gender-based violence remains a complex problem. This challenge is solvable, however, as it is largely a matter of policy not adequately implemented, and world events prove that implementation should be prioritised.

Published 2019-01-07

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Publication year
2015
Author(s)
Obradovic, Marija
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Document Information

Publication year
2015
Author(s)
Obradovic, Marija
Creative Commons License
Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike