Hidden in Plain Sight: Women and Girls in Internal Displacement

Authored by: Christelle Cazabat

Categories: Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Economic Participation, Human Development, Migration, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Year: 2020
Citation: Cazabat, Christelle. “Hidden in Plain Sight: Women and Girls in Internal Displacement.” Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, March 2020.

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Executive Summary

More than half of the 41 million people worldwide living in internal displacement at the end of 2018 were women and girls. They experience displacement differently from men and boys, and face specific challenges that must be better understood to provide them with the support they need.

This report presents the first global, regional and national estimates of the number of women and girls living in a situation of internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence. Internal displacement situations associated with disasters are also discussed.