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Resilient but at Risk: Refugee Women and Girls

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They're forced to flee from war and persecution. Women and girls are among our world’s most vulnerable refugees.

Globally, one in three women will experience sexual or physical violence in her lifetime — if she is a refugee, she’s even more at risk. Just collecting clean water or walking at night to the bathroom can put them in danger of assault. Despite grave threats to their safety, women and girls on the run are strong, resilient — and fiercely determined to survive and thrive. USA for UNHCR connects Americans like you to the critical work being done by the UN Refugee Agency.

Here are just three ways the UN Refugee Agency helps displaced women and girls:

1. Provides secure shelters, separate washrooms and proper lighting to reduce the risk of assault in refugee camps.

2. Gives women the tools they need to resume their work, which helps them provide for their families and regain their independence.

3. Prevents gender inequality by ensuring that girls have access to education.

Your signature is your voice. Sign this petition and stand with the UN Refugee Agency to help refugee women and girls.

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