Supporting Women Refugees
As women and girls are displaced, many protections and essential services break down, leaving them vulnerable to specific risks. For instance, they face heightened discrimination and violence at a time when support services are lacking and their burden of care work at home, such as providing food and water, and caring for the sick and the old, increase.
UN Women is working with refugee populations to provide long-term solutions that protect women’s and girls’ rights, provide opportunities for growth and employment, and maintain their dignity.
From Jordan to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, UN Women runs a number of women’s centres within refugee camps across the globe designed to be a safe space for women and girls to access counselling, bathing and toilet areas etc. as well as training and cash for work opportunities to provide them with support and opportunities to help rebuild their lives.
Your monthly gift enables us to respond swiftly in emergencies, and to scale up our most effective projects where the needs are greatest – to protect and empower the world’s women and girls so that they can fulfil their full potential, and live a life free from violence and discrimination.
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