Strengthening Access to Protection, Participation and Services for Women Refugees, IDPs and Host Communities
The overall objective of the project is to improve the livelihood, agency and legal and social protection for Syrian women refugees, IDPs and women in host communities in Lebanon, Iraq / KR-I and Jordan.
The specific objectives of the project are:
- Security and resilience for Syrian women refugees, IDPs and women from host communities in Lebanon and Iraq/KR-I is enhanced through supporting and coordinating comprehensive and structured services and referral mechanisms;
- National institutions, policy frameworks and legislation are more gender sensitive and gender equality and empowerment are sustainably enhanced;
- Improved livelihood of women Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and contribution made to eliminating practical, social, cultural and legal barriers to their employment.
As the Syrian armed conflict has entered its tenth year, challenges related to protracted displacement, shrinking livelihoods, collapsing economies, and weak protection frameworks, have yielded various consequences for women living in Syria’s neighboring countries. Compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, these challenges have provided a fertile ground for gender-based discrimination and violence to intensify against women in both host and refugee communities.