Types of Violence - - MENA region

Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response in Refugee Situations in the Middle East and North Africa – Excutive summary

29.01.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

This is an executive summary of a report, that focuses on means of prevention of Sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in refugee communities in the MENA region, with focus on the Syrian refugee communities, that live in a disturbed social structure, role changes, or overcrowded housing lacking privacy, which puts women in an increased risks of violence, abuse and exploitation. This report outlines strategies, in line with international standards, that UNHCR uses in coordination with national authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other partners across the region, to bring tangible results in preventing and responding to SGBV in refugee situations, as well as in the inter-agency response in situations of internal displacement.


  • Type of publication : Thematic report
  • Author : UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Publishing house : UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Publication date : 2015
  • Number of pages : 7
  • Language : English and French


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