Webinar: Refugee Women
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Webinar: Refugee Women and Girls

Levels of displacement have never been higher than they are now. There are currently 68.5 million forcibly displaced people. 28.5 million of those are refugees and asylum seekers.

Refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls face challenges on multiple fronts, including their gender and their situation as displaced people. Displaced women and girls are at a higher risk of experiencing sexual violence and many have to give up their education.

In our second webinar we learned about these and other challenges that millions of refugee women and girls are facing and what we can do to help.

Speakers were Laura Padoan, a UNHCR Spokesperson, and Claire Lewis, from the UNHCR Global Goodwill Ambassador Programme. The third speaker was Maya Ghazal, a 19-year-old aviation engineering student at Brunel University. Maya fled Syria 3 years ago and is a refugee. She is an advocate for the rights of young refugees and migrants, an ambassador for The Children’s Society and a Diana Legacy Award laureate.

Event details

When? 24 July 2018, 6 pm – 6:45 pm.