Discussion Guide: Gender and Forced Migration

Mary Diaz – Executive Director of the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children

This discussion paper explores key issues relating to gender and forced migration. It describes the specific issues faced by women and girls in refugee situations, and how they differ from those of men and boys. Issues related to education and health are particularly highlighted.The author argues for a gender perspective in the refugee experience, and offers some useful general principles for programme interventions that are gender sensitive.

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