UN Guidelines on the Protection of Refugee Women

Authored by: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Categories: Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 1991
Citation: UN Guidelines on the Protection of Refugee Women. Geneva: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, 1991.

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Executive Summary

These guidelines follow the general framework outlined in the UNHCR Policy on Refugee Women, adopted by the forty-first Session of the Executive Committee. The underlying principle of the Policy is to integrate the resources and needs of refugee women into all aspects of programming to ensure equitable protection and assistance activities. The guidelines also recognize that special efforts may be needed to resolve problems faced specifically by refugee women.