Women and Girls

HIAS' GBV Work In Sync With 16 Days Global Campaign

Nov 26, 2019

HIAS joins the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

With a Safe Space, Women Bond and Save

Mar 27, 2019

HIAS Kenya started a “safe space” where refugee women are learning about high self-esteem, financial management skills, peer networking, and raising of self-awareness of their rights.

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.

HIAS Active in 16 Days Campaign to End Gender-Based Violence

Dec 14, 2018

HIAS joins in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the international campaign to stop violence against women and girls.

Reflections of an Asylum Seeker Turned Graduate

Jul 03, 2018

Though her education was interrupted several times as she sought safety, Benicya received her diploma from the Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School on Tuesday, June 26. Read as she describes her journey in her own words.

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.

Safe at Last: Yureli and Her Daughters Win Asylum

Jul 06, 2017

Yureli and her daughters won asylum on March 13, 2017, with pro-bono legal assistance from HIAS. “I felt free. I had happiness in my heart, and relief,” Yureli said.

16 Days of Activism: Standing Up to Violence Against Women

Dec 20, 2016

Some bold men in Uganda opted to walk in women’s shoes for a day—literally. They joined a march in the streets of Kampala, boldly decked out in high heels, purses and women’s wraps in order to make a very public statement about the need to end violence against women. This was one of many events held around the world during the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women.

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.

Slow Motion Crisis: Yaya's Story

Apr 11, 2016

Hawaye Djouma Yaya was born in Kadamoule, Sudan in 1940. But for the last decade she has called Bredjing refugee camp her home. "We have no one to provide for us and we are at the mercy of God," she tells HIAS.