Protecting Female Refugees Against Sexual and Other Gender-based Violence in Camps

Protecting Female Refugees against Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Camps

Imagine finding yourself in a place that was supposed to be a refuge but ends up causing you more fear than the violence that forced you to flee your homeland? International rules are clear on protecting women refugees but now it’s time to ensure effective implementation, argues UNU research intern Marija Obradovic.

Europe’s Disgrace

The current crisis in the Balkan region clearly shows that intensifying border controls at one crossing point only leads to a geographical reorientation of crossing points. It is thus outrageous, argues UNU-MERIT’s Hein de Haas, that politicians are still trying to make us believe that border controls can ‘solve’ refugee crises.

World Population Day: Women and Girls Vulnerable in Emergencies

The world is seeing a record number of people displaced by crises — almost 60 million at the end of 2014. This year World Population Day spotlights how, in emergency situations, women and adolescent girls face particular threats and a loss of access to sexual and reproductive health care.