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09 Apr 2008 description

WHY WE WENT

The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children traveled to Sierra Leone in February 2008 as part of its Displaced, Out-of-School Youth Initiative, a three-year global research and advocacy project that seeks to increase attention and support for quality programs for displaced young people.(1) The purpose of the week-long visit was to assess young people's needs, what services appear to be working, gaps in programming for young people and what more is needed.

31 Mar 2002 description

Aiming to improve international and local capacities to address gender-based violence in refugee, internally displaced, and post-conflict settings, this report provides a narrative account of some of the major issues.

Composed of twelve country profiles, three each for Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, information is provided on the context in which incidents and programming occur, the nature and prevalence of gender-based violence, the activities underway, and gaps in those activities that contribute to its perpetuation.