IRC - The Women Peace and Security Index: A new lens on forced displacement - December 2021
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The IRC and the Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security's briefing highlights the disadvantages displaced women and girls face in terms of their justice, inclusion and safety and calling for targeted support. The briefing applies the GIWPS’ Women Peace and Security (WPS) Index which measures and ranks countries on women’s inclusion, justice, and security to measure the situation of forcibly displaced women in five African countries – Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. It shows that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, displaced women generally faced much higher risks than host community women of violence at home, were consistently less likely to be financially included, and often experienced less freedom of movement. Households headed by displaced women were also more likely to be poor than those headed by displaced men.
Livelihood & Social Stability
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