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Libyan Newswire

Written question – VP/HR – Challenges facing women refugees – E-009026/2016

As Syrian women are forced to flee their home countries and seek refuge elsewhere, there is a constant fear of gender-based and sexual violence pursuing them. An article published by Amnesty International has detailed the horrors that many women and girls are faced with on the routes to the refugee camps and even inside them. There is a constant fear of rape, abuse, violence and trafficking in these areas.

There is also a lack of legal protection of these vulnerable refugees, as many of the cases go unreported or just slip through the legal system, especially in Lebanon and Libya. These women and girls are not receiving the protection and support that they need after experiencing these attacks.

What can be done to urge the Lebanese and Libyan governments to recognise and act on the discrimination that these refugee women face?