Types of Violence - - Middle East

Women and Girls: Safe Spaces

17.12.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

This report sheds light on women and girls safe spaces, which is a key strategy for the protection and empowerment of women and girls affected by the Syrian crisis. A safe space is a formal or informal place where women and girls feel physically and emotionally safe. The term ‘safe,’ in the present context, refers to the absence of trauma, excessive stress, violence (or fear of violence), or abuse.  

This document provides an overview of what key principles should be followed when establishing such spaces in humanitarian and post-crisis contexts. The report provides examples and practical tools, checklist, and assessment questions.


  • Type of publication : Toolbox / Methodological guide
  • Author : United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Co-editor : United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Publication date : 2015
  • Number of pages : 30
  • Language : English


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