Preventing Gender-based Violence, Building Livelihoods Guidance and Tools for Improved Programming

2011Women’s Refugee Commission

New livelihood strategies can increase the risk of gender-based violence (GBV). Women often have no safety net; they usually flee with few resources and little preparation and may become separated from or lose family members. A lack of access to economic opportunities while displaced often forces women and girls to resort to harmful measures to survive.

Key wordsgender based violence