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.

Invisible in the City

Feb 25, 2013

Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is often the motivating factor for flight, but is seldom the reason given by refugees and asylum seekers themselves.

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