Women and Girls refugees; what they go through

Many women and girls who have gone through war situations find themselves in refugee camps as their male counterparts. REFUGEES

These camps are suppose to be a safe haven from the horrors of war but it opens a new door of  terror to women and girls. They have to contend with physical abuse, sexual assault and violence.

JAMAM, SOUTH SUDAN - JULY 15:  Sudanese refugees wait in line to board a truck heading to Batil refugee camp July 15, 2012 in Jamam camp, South Sudan. Up to 16,000 refugees are in the process of being  moved due to flooding in the camp as the rainy season continues. Jamam refugee camp is approximately 80k from the North Sudan border. There are currently three refugee camps in the Upper Nile area housing 107,000 refugees from the Engassana region.  South Sudan recently celebrated it's first independence anniversary. Over the past year repeated conflict with North Sudan, corruption scandals and economic difficulties have plagued the new country. Further problems caused by the shutdown of its oil production have led to a sharp decline in its currency and a rise in the price of food and fuel. South Sudan is one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
JAMAM, SOUTH SUDAN – JULY 15: Sudanese refugees wait in line to board a truck heading to Batil refugee camp July 15, 2012 in Jamam camp, South Sudan. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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Many horrible stories are untold. As we celebrate another world refugee day let us speak as one voice against every assault and violence against women in refugee camps.

Women and girls can be safer in refugee camps by segregating facility use between men and women. How  can refugee camps be made safer for all? Share your thoughts

Photo Credits: CNN (1), Sudan Tribune (2), Daily Mail (3)

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

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