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SESSION TWO CELEBRATING THE STRENGTH OF WOMEN. REFUGEE WOMEN AND CHILDREN. 80% of the world’s refugees are women and their children Most people in refugee camps are women and children Men are often away fighting or are killed or are in prison

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SESSION TWO

CELEBRATING THE

STRENGTH OF WOMEN

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REFUGEE WOMEN AND CHILDREN

80% of the world’s refugees are women and

their children

Most people in refugee camps are women and children

Men are often away fighting or are killed or are in prison

Women have to support their families and keep their culture alive

Rape and sexual violence frequently occur in refugee camps

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MAIN ISSUES FOR REFUGEE

WOMEN AND CHILDREN

  • Systemic violence including rape and sexual abuse
  • Coping with changing roles and responsibilities
  • Lack of access to reproductive health care
  • Unequal access to to food and water
  • Not knowing whether male family members and relatives

will return safely

  • Torture and trauma

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Types of Sexual and Gender based

Violence that can occur during the

refugee journey

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Types of Sexual and Gender based

Violence that can occur during the

refugee journey

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THE STRENGTHS OF

REFUGEE WOMEN

  • Care for their children and grandchildren
  • Keep their families together and their culture alive
  • Develop flexible and creative new ways of coping

with life

  • Play a central economic and social role in refugee

camps, and when they return to their countries or

resettle in a new country

  • Value education and knowledge
  • Work to ensure a good future for their children

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