There are 42.5 million refugees and internally displaced people.
Displacement and statelessness has lasting negative impacts on women.The stresses of displacement lead to an increase in sexual and gender-based violence. Displaced women living in poverty are often unable to leave violent partners on whom they depend for survival and may be forced into transactional sex.
Furthermore, traditional support mechanisms are often lost during conflict and displacement, leaving women at greater risk, compounding existing discrimination, and placing greater burdens on women as heads-of-household.
Refugees International advocates for a comprehensive humanitarian response that guarantees access to basic rights of food, water, shelter, education, and safe spaces for women displaced by conflict and crises.
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