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21 Jul 2009 description

Women and girls who are refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced, returnees, stateless or at risk of becoming stateless are frequent victims of sexual violence and multiple forms of discrimination. Their situation is "alarming", and "we need concrete actions to improve their protection," said Dorcas Coker-Appiah, member of a committee of experts on women's rights as she opened a two-day seminar.

"The violations that women experience in these contexts will never be dealt with appropriately until justice issues receive sufficient attention both …