The Global Refugee Forum in December 2023 presents a pivotal
moment to mobilise collective efforts and accountability to
address gender-based violence (GBV) within the context of forced
displacement. Refugee women-led organisations (WLOs) work
across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus and have a
critical role to play in preventing and responding to GBV.
This policy brief summarises the pivotal role that refugee WLOs play
in preventing and responding to GBV, as well as the systemic barriers
they face. It aims to support specific and actionable pledges at the
Global Refugee Forum. The insights are based on interviews with
refugee WLOs in Kenya, Ukraine, South Sudan, Rwanda, Romania and
Jordan, global organisations supporting refugee WLOs, and refugee
leaders working with refugee women and youth networks. The brief
also draws on a rapid desk review of the evidence.