Refugee women-led organisations on the frontline of addressing GBV: key actions for the global refugee forum

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.

For detailed information, please find the reports linked below:
English PDF
Arabic PDF
French PDF