Women and girls are disproportionately affected during displacement crises. When forced to flee their homes, women and girls face greater risks of gender-based violence (GBV), such as rape, other forms of sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, and early or forced marriage.
Refugees International identifies systemic challenges confronting women and girls during a humanitarian response. Often, women lack proper access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services, education, and job opportunities. To address these challenges, we advocate for holistic programming that recognizes the unique needs of women and girls. When women thrive, so do their families and communities.