Gender-based violence on the rise during lockdowns

Data shows that displaced women and girls worldwide are experiencing increased gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

25 Nov 2020

'Now we have room to speak. But we still have a long way to go'

UNHCR's Juliette Murekeyisoni reflects on progress and setbacks for displaced women and girls since a landmark conference in 1995.

6 Oct 2020

Colombian child rights defender wins UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award

1 Oct 2020

In South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown, women refugee entrepreneurs struggle

As the nationwide lockdown continues, women, including refugees, strive to provide for their families.

28 Sep 2020

Time for all nationality laws to uphold women and men's equality, says UN and civil society leaders.

23 Sep 2020

Malian refugees in Niger make face covers to prevent the coronavirus spread

In Niger, UNHCR-trained artisans and dressmakers stitch up to 40 washable and stylish mouth masks per day to protect wearers and those around them.

1 May 2020

Sudanese mother wins citizenship for her children after seven-year legal struggle

Her victory comes on the heels of recent positive court rulings and paves the way for her children to continue their education, find work and belong to their country.

6 Mar 2020

Abducted mum finally finds safety in Finland, but yearns to see children again

"I can't remember when life was last as good as this," says Nakout. After years of abuse, she now dreams of reuniting with children who thought she was dead.

22 Jan 2020

First solo flight shows sky's the limit for refugees

Four years ago Maya Ghazal fled the fighting in Syria. Now a trainee pilot, she's advocating for opportunities for refugees at the Global Refugee Forum.

14 Dec 2019