Imagine finding yourself in a place that was supposed to give you refuge but ends up causing you more fear than the violence that forced you to leave your home?
This is the situation for many female refugees across the world who are highly vulnerable to all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse. Staying in a refugee camp or seeking protection elsewhere brings serious threats to women’s security. Many women and girls are sexually exploited or raped when they have to get water, collect firewood, or perform other survival tasks for themselves and their families.
HumanitarianHR is currently developing its protective accompaniment strategy for safeguarding threatened women and children.
People serving as “Protectors” will directly accompany women and girls to protect them from sexual exploitation and abuse when they perform their survival tasks such as collecting water, wood, food, or other resources.