Falling Through the Cracks: Refugee Women and Girls in Germany and Sweden

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Author: 
Women's Refugee Committee
Countries: 
Germany
Sweden
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Justice, Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform

Germany and Sweden have welcomed unprecedented numbers of refugees in the face of ambivalence or outright objections from other European countries. The needs of women and girls often go unaddressed in accommodation centers in Germany and Sweden, where asylum seekers must live while their claims are processed. 

The report is a result of a series of assessments undertook by the Women's Refugee Committee (WRC) to understand women’s and girls’ access to humanitarian and legal protection throughout the European migration route and provides recommendation for the government of Sweden and Germany.

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Falling Through the Cracks: Refugee Women and Girls in Germany and Sweden