Gender-based Violence

Briefing: In Search of Safety — LGBTQ Refugee Protection and HIAS

Jun 25, 2020

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, three experts discuss the unique needs and vulnerabilities of this population, and how HIAS and our U.S. and international partners have stepped up to advocate for the human rights of our LGBTQ clients and provide lifesaving support.

Briefing: How Displacement Impacts Women and Girls

Mar 05, 2020

For International Women's day, find out how HIAS is fighting for the rights and safety of women around the world.
A refugee woman with her children in a makeshift camp near the Greek village of Idomeni.

On International Women's Day, Celebrate Women — And Do More To Protect Them

Mar 05, 2020

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the vast and varied achievements of women around the world.

Entrepreneurship School Is Now in Session

Feb 26, 2020

HIAS Peru has developed a special methodology for gender-based violence (GBV) survivors and women living at a greater risk of violence to help them succeed economically and socially.

GBV Social Support Group Brings Healing for Refugees

Jan 10, 2020

A support group run by HIAS Kenya is helping lesbian, bisexual, and queer women who have experienced gender-based violence.

VIDEO: We Open Our Hearts for Them

Dec 10, 2019

As the global refugee crisis continues to affect millions, HIAS is expanding our response. Watch our new video.

A New Name, a New Life

Mar 18, 2019

With the help of HIAS Greece, Ovileya, a transgender refugee woman, won her case in court to have her gender and name changed on her identification papers.

Refugee Women in Chad Bake Bread to Make a Living

Feb 07, 2019

Refugee women in Chad learned how to bake bread and with it support their families.

Safe Spaces Open Up in Latin America

Jan 02, 2019

The Regional Safe Spaces Network of the Americas helps organizations working with refugees in Latin America to provide services for victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

New Resources Help Integrate Gender Into Humanitarian Responses

May 08, 2018

These new tools provide practical guidance to frontline humanitarian workers on how to integrate gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls throughout their programs.

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