No Place For Us Here: Violence Against Refugee Women in Eastern Chad

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Author: 
Amnesty International
Countries: 
Africa
Western Africa
Chad
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Refugee women and girls continue to face the risk of rape and other serious violence in and outside refugee camps in eastern Chad despite the presence of the MINURCAT and the full deployment of the DIS in the 12 refugee camps in eastern Chad.

Outside refugee camps, women and girls face a range of abuses, from harassment and threats of physical attacks to rape and other forms of violence. Within the camps there is little safety from rape and other violence at the hands of other refugees, including members of their own families. In some cases women and girls even face the risk of rape and other violence from staff of humanitarian organizations, whose task is to provide them with assistance and support.

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Violence Against Refugee Women in Eastern Chad, Amnesty Intl. (2009).