Global displacements have reached a record high: an unprecedented 65.3 million people, of which 22.5 million are refugees, had been displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution by the end of 2015, according to UNCHR. The trauma of displacement is compounded by levels of gender-based violence, especially sexual violence, women and girls face in conflict zones, during flight or in refugee camps, and during resettlement. This fact sheet identifies the barriers refugee survivors of domestic violence face and approaches that can mitigate their impact.
How Domestic Violence Impacts Women’s Economic Participation & Family Well-Being in Refugee Resettlement, 2017
These training slides address the impact of trauma and resettlement challenges on refugee communities; the dynamics of domestic and family violence in refugee populations in the US and how they restrict refugee women’s economic security.
Battered Mothers Involved with Child Protective Services: Learning from Immigrant, Refugee and Indigenous Women’s Experiences, 2010
This study reports the voices and recommendations of battered immigrant, refugee and indigenous women, derived from their experiences in the domestic violence and child protective services systems.