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Appendix B

Selected Web Resources on Gender-Based Violence in Refugee Settings


UNHCR, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Refugees, Returnees, and Internally Displaced Persons, Guidelines for Prevention and Response, 2003.

IASC Task Force, “Report of the IASC Task Force on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Humanitarian Crises,” 2002.

UNHCR, Guidelines on the Protection of Refugee Women, 1991.

UNHCR, Refugee Children: Guidelines on Protection and Care, 1995.


Ward, Jeanne. “If not now, when? Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Refugee, Internally Displaced, and Post-Conflict Settings. A Global Overview,” 2002.

Vann, Beth. “Gender-Based Violence: Emerging Issues in Programs Serving Displaced Populations,” 2002.

Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, “UNHCR Policy on Refugee Women and Guidelines on their Protection: An Assessment of Ten Years of Implementation,” May 2002.

Human Rights Watch, “Seeking Protection: Addressing Sexual and Domestic Violence in Tanzania’s Refugee Camps,” 2000.

For More Information

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium

The Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children

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