Refugees and Asylees

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Refugees and Asylees


Refugees, asylees, asylum seekers


Resources for and about women and LGBT refugees or those seeking asylum.

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Kampala: Supporting Refugee Women Engaged in Sex Work through the Peer Education Model & Bringing Mobile Health Clinics to Refugee Neighborhoods: Interventions for Strengthening GBV Prevention and Response for Urban Refugees
In Kampala, the WRC partnered with Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU), an organization that provides integrated SRH and GBV services to Ugandans, including Ugandan sex workers. The goal was to expand their services to be inclusive of refugee women.…

Mean Streets: Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees' Risks of Gender-Based Violence
An analysis of the unique protection challenges and opportunities afforded by urban settings, including the risks specific to different groups.

Tools to Assess and Mitigate GBV among Urban Refugees
These tools, currently in pilot form, help practitioners to assess and respond to urban refugees' risks of gender-based violence.

Women and Girls in the European Refugee Crisis
From Greece to Sweden, refugee women are at greater risk of abuse and exploitation because governments and humanitarian organizations are failing them. In this series of four assessments from November 2015 through May 2016, the WRC found that…

Women's Refugee Commission (WRC)
Improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. WRC researches their needs, identifies solutions and advocates for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in…

Rainbow Welcome Initiative
Established to support the resettlement of LGBT refugees and asylees.

Rainbow Retrospective: Reflecting on Best Practices
A guide for practitioners of best practices to assist asylum seekers who identify as LGBT or HIV-positive.

Know Your Rights: Information on Seeking Asylum (for LGBT or HIV positive)
A guide for those seeking asylum because of being LGBTQ or due to HIV status..

Rainbow Response: A Practical Guide to Resettling LGBT Refugees and Asylees
Guide to working with LGBT refugees and asylees.

Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE)
Helps women seeking asylum to rebuild their lives and their spirits. Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) provides transitional housing, companionship and community to asylum seekers by offering a safe and nurturing home, opportunities to connect within the…
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