Mean Streets: Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees’ Risks of Gender-Based Violence

2016Women´s Refugee Commission (WRC).

Throughout 2015, WRC conducted a research in urban settings, the first phase of a multi-year project to improve the humanitarian community’s understanding of and response to GBV risks in urban contexts. Quito, Ecuador; Beirut, Lebanon; Kampala, Uganda; and Delhi, India, were chosen because they are host to diverse refugee populations, have different policy environments for refugees, and are at different stages of humanitarian response. The project looked separately at the GBV risks of different urban refugee subpopulations: women; children and adolescents; LGBTI individuals; persons with disabilities; and male survivors of sexual violence.

Key wordsarmed conflict / asylum seekers / child soldiers / children / gender based violence / internally displaced persons / mental health / refugee health / refugees / rehabilitation / sexual violence / sexual violence against men / trauma