In focus: World Refugee Day
As women and girls are displaced, many protections and essential services break down, leaving them vulnerable to specific risks. For instance, they face heightened discrimination and violence at a time when support services are lacking and their burden of care work at home, such as providing food and water, and caring for the sick and the old, increase.
UN Women is working with refugee populations to provide long-term solutions that protect women’s and girls’ rights, provide opportunities for growth and employment, and maintain their dignity.
In Bangladesh, a Rohingya women’s group contributes to camp management meetings to ensure the needs of women and girls are considered in decision-making. In Jordan, Syrian refugee women participate in cash-for-work programmes and start businesses within camp settings. And in Cameroon, UN Women helps refugee women get new skills and stand on their own feet.
On World Refugee Day share these stories of resilience and join UNHCR’s #StepWithRefugees movement by covering one billion miles in 12 months, the same number of miles that refugees worldwide travel each year to reach the nearest point of safety.
Feature: Compelled and empowered, Syrian refugees changing traditional gender norms
Find out how UN Women's efforts have empowered Syrian refugee women and girls through psycho-social support, outreach activities and vocational training at the SADA Empowerment and Solidarity Centre in Gaziantep, a southeastern Turkish province near the border with Syria.Read more►
Video: A Syrian refugee in Lebanon
On World Refugee Day, step into the world of urban refugees, and follow one family as they navigate their new reality after a harrowing flight from Syria.
Show your solidarity #WithRefugees on social media
Use #StepWithRefugees to join the World Refugee Day global challenge by posting a photo or video on how you’re showing your support for people who were forced to flee their homes to escape violence and persecution.
Join us in demanding policies that can ensure safety and dignity for displaced women and girls by sharing #WorldRefugeeDay content that you can find in our social media package.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in a refugee camp?— UN Women (@UN_Women) June 6, 2019
Baheera, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, takes us through the Oasis Centre for Resilience & Empowerment of Women & Girls in the @ZaatariCamp. pic.twitter.com/twYM7RPrbF
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