Women and Girls

In some societies, violence against women and children happens simply because of their gender. 

Photo: © UNHCR/Roger Arnold

Women and girls represent 50 percent of the world’s refugee population. We are committed to gender equality, so UNHCR works hard to provide safe shelters and separate sanitation facilities. We also manage programs that help women to improve their leadership skills, overcome barriers to education and access opportunities.

It is with Canadian donors like LifeWorks that UNHCR is able to fund the education of over 180,000 refugee girls in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, providing them with computer-skills training and advancing their employment  opportunities. Learn more about our work with and for women and girls.

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