Protection Risks for Women and Girls in the European Refugee and Migrant Crisis

This report examines the protection risks facing women and girls in the European refugee and migrant crisis. Additionally, the assessment team made detailed observations and documented factors contributing to protection risks of women and girls. The assessment team employed multiple research methods, including site observations, individual interviews (with women, girls and men), group interviews (families and young males) and focus group discussions (women and girls only). Also, the team made direct contact with key stakeholders involved in the protection and humanitarian response including the representatives of UNHCR, UNFPA, Red Cross, UNICEF, Ministry of Immigration, Ministry of Health. Overall, the report provides concise and practical recommendations to inform and strengthen protection responses by the EU institutions, relevant governments, humanitarian actors and CSOs.