Gender-based Violence

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.

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.

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