On Her Own

How women forced to flee from Syria are shouldering increased responsibility as they struggle to survive

As the Syrian refugee crisis worsens, women are shouldering increased responsibility for the safety and survival of their families, and are facing additional threats and vulnerabilities as they make the journey through Europe. This report provides a brief insight into the emerging role of women in the Syrian crisis, and the challenges and pressures that Syrian refugee women face.

The report draws together available evidence about the role of Syrian refugee women, and how they are responding to the challenges of fleeing from conflict, providing for their families, and keeping themselves and their families safe. The report concludes with recommendations for governments and global institutions to address the problems of poverty, violence and exploitation facing Syrian refugee women.

  • Countries: Greece, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Serbia
  • Published: September 2016

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