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.

Protecting Refugee Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Jun 16, 2017

“Creating these training materials was a three-year process, and the results reflect all that we learned along the way. I hope that anyone who works with refugees will consider using them to improve their outreach to survivors of SGBV,” Levitan said.

Joseline's Journey To Safety

Oct 13, 2016

In August 2013, when she was just 24, Joseline* fled her home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo after surviving a brutal act of sexual violence perpetrated by six unknown male attackers. Now 27, she is getting a new lease on life thanks to the help she received from HIAS.

How to Make Sure Sexual Violence Prevention Includes Older Refugees

May 02, 2016

“We were glad to be trained together with the NGO members,” said one man, a refugee community leader from the Goz Amir camp. “We learned from them and they learned from us. Now we are aware of our rights." He was one of the more than 50 participants in a HIAS workshop on protecting older refugees from sexual and gender-based violence.

Women on the Run in Central America

Nov 30, 2015

A new report released by UNHCR calls attention to the growing plight of women in Central America and the forces that are causing them to flee from their home countries in ever increasing numbers.

Video: Winnie Gacheru on HIAS' Work in Kenya

Oct 21, 2015

Winnie Gacheru, director of psychosocial programs at HIAS Kenya, describes working with some of the world's most vulnerable refugees in this short video.
Winnie Mwihaki Gacheru, director of psychosocial programs at HIAS Kenya

Offering Help, and Hope, to Trauma Survivors in Kenya

Oct 02, 2015

Winnie is the director of psychosocial programs at HIAS Kenya, where she works to help refugees deal with the psychological and emotional effects of the traumatic experiences they have faced and helps to restore dignity in their lives.

Protecting Refugee Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Dec 09, 2014

Triple Jeopardy: Protecting At-Risk Refugee Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, a new HIAS-authored report, addresses the barriers to protective services facing SGBV survivors.
Triple Jeopardy Report Cover

Triple Jeopardy

Dec 08, 2014

Certain refugee populations—including older, disabled, male survivors and sexual minority refugees—are often overlooked in sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response effort.
16 Days of Activism Against GBV campaign poster

HIAS Joins African Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence

Nov 20, 2014

Every year since 1991, the 16 days between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and International Human Rights Day (December 10) is marked by the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, an international initiative created by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University and now joined by thousands of organizations around the world.