Mean Streets: Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees’ Risks of Gender-Based Violence

This document can also be found on the official website of the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC): www.womensrefugeecommission.org.Throughout 2015, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) conducted research in urban settings, the first phase of a multi-year project to improve the humanitarian community’s understanding of and response to GBV risks in urban contexts. Quito, Ecuador; Beirut, Lebanon; Kampala, Uganda; and Delhi, India, were chosen because they are host to diverse refugee populations, have different policy environments for refugees, and are at different stages of humanitarian response. The project looked separately at the GBV risks of different urban refugee subpopulations: women; adolescent girls; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals; persons with disabilities; and male survivors of sexual violence. Refugees engaged in sex work were added as a subpopulation, due to their invisibility and the heightened GBV risks they face. This resource is part of the collection "Protection of LGBTI Migrants in Camp Settings". Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.