Older women’s role in their families and communities during displacement can have a significant influence on the safety of women and girls. Camp Management agencies should engage with older women in order to harness and capitalise on their role.
This report investigates the structural barriers to meaningful participation that women face, through a global qualitative study conducted by NRC, with the support of IOM, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kenya and Tanzania.
The findings present practical recommendations for Camp Management agencies to improve the contributions that displaced women and marginalised groups can make to their communities through their inclusion in the coordination of humanitarian responses in camps, informal sites, and urban out of camp neighbourhoods.
Women in Displacement is a web-based platform dedicated to strengthening the participation of women and girls in displacement. The platform enables sharing and exchanging of tools and materials, and fosters user feedback and discussion. The platform is a product of the Women's Participation project, which was developed and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with technical support from Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), and in coordination with the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster.