Sexual and gender-based violence against refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons : guidelines for prevention and response

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
Publication Date 
May 2003
168 p

"These Guidelines are intended to be used by the staff of UNHCR, UN agencies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations and host government agencies who provide protection and assistance to refugees and persons of concern to UNHCR. They are also intended to guide activities initiated by refugee communities themselves to prevent and address the problem. They examine the root causes of and factors contributing to sexual and gender-based violence and suggest practical actions to be taken to help prevent and respond to this kind of violence"

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