Internally Displaced Women in Ukraine Face Abuse and Exploitation

5 October 2019

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Among the 1.3 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine, women are experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) three times more frequently than local women who are not displaced. UNFPA and national partners developed a system of psychosocial support for GBV in eastern areas using 46 mobile teams close to armed conflict zones, as well as safe spaces, health service delivery points and telephone hotlines. Considered a model mechanism, 200 more mobile teams have been introduced by local authorities outside the UNFPA intervention areas. From November 2015 through August 2019, 59,349 people received psychosocial support.

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