Resettlement: A Valuable Tool In Protecting Refugee, Internally Displaced And Trafficked Women And Girls

Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Alice Edwards

Significant number of women and girls must additionally deal with the trauma of having been subjected to sexual assault, rape or torture, in their home village, while fleeing towards Bosnia or after arrival in the host country. In most cases, they endure their emotional suffering alone. It is nearly impossible to identify these specific types of trauma suffers, as so many of the refugees show the strain of having survived the refuge ordeal. The agencies offering assistance are often too under-resourced to even attempt to do so.

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