UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2021
Refugee women face a number of struggles and difficulties, and sadly they also face violence and fear within their own families.
Issues such as domestic violence, early marriage, financial abuse and psychological abuse have all been reported amongst displaced women across Lebanon and Jordan. The Covid-19 Pandemic and subsequent lockdowns and uncertainties have also added to gender based violence for displaced women.
With a lack of legal protection and communities where domestic violence is often overlooked or excused, refugee women are vulnerable and this has meant trauma and even death for many women and girls.
Today, the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women calls for greater action, awareness and believing survivors. This is vital for refugee women who often lose their voices, access to education and employment and are burdened with keeping families together and caring for others.
UK Care for Children works with women in the refugee camps and with female headed households to provide vital financial aid, medical aid and income generation. We have funded girls vocational education, schools for refugees and ensured that we are serving both women and men, girls and boys in our work.
We have spoken with strong resilient women who deserve safety and comfort, and with your help, we hope we can continue to support them and let them know they are not alone.
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