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

Finding wellbeing through yoga at a Kenyan refugee camp

A Ugandan refugee is using yoga to promote self-acceptance and mental wellbeing among refugees in Kakuma camp.

9 Oct 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

UNHCR wins €1m prize for novel water tech in refugee camps

Affordable high-tech system allowing real-time monitoring of water provision and use in refugee settlements claims prestigious European Commission innovation prize.

24 Sep 2020

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

23 Sep 2020

Activist turns adversity into a fresh start for refugee women

Congolese rights activist Sabuni Francoise Chikunda is the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her work with fellow refugees in Uganda.

21 Sep 2020

UNHCR alarmed by refugee killings in Northern Uganda, calls for investigation

14 Sep 2020