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Supporting Transwomen Refugees: Tailoring activities to provide psychosocial support and build peer networks among refugee and host community transwomen


Throughout 2016, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) partnered with local organizations in urban humanitarian settings, for the purpose of piloting gender-based violence (GBV) activities that would be at once innovative, community-driven, and responsive to evidence on local GBV risks and effective risk mitigation strategies. Four pilots were undertaken, in Delhi, India; Beirut, Lebanon; Santo Domingo, Ecuador; and Kampala, Uganda. This initiative, supported by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, was part of a multi-year effort to build up the much-needed evidence base on best practices for strengthening GBV prevention and response in urban contexts.

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