Resettlement and Women-at-Risk: Can the Risk Be Reduced?

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This forty-page report informs healthcare professionals and other service providers about the specific protection needs and vulnerabilities of women-at-risk refugees being resettled in the United States. It is based on a review of UNHCR and US government policies and data relevant to the resettlement of women-at-risk, and interviews with nineteen experts. It identifies trends, gaps, and best practices, encouraging discussion among all those involved in the resettlement process, and making recommendations on ways to improve resettlement outcomes for women-at-risk. The document identifies ways to help women-at-risk successfully integrate within their new country, including recognizing preferred resettlement sites, instituting earlier background information sharing to support community education, improve individual case information sharing, placing women at the center of women-at-risk responses, capitalizing on positive social connections and mitigating negative associations, and strengthening evaluative tools.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
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Resource in English Only
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Keywords:
Female, Refugees, Women's health
Copyright:
Copyrighted
Date Last Reviewed:
1/7/2013
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