End Gender-Based Violence
We work to protect the right of women, girls, and LGBTQ communities to access their full potential and live free from violence by supporting survivors, mitigating risks, and transforming beliefs that perpetuate GBV.
HIAS works with communities to reduce risk of GBV, increase support for survivors, and build partnerships with women-led organizations that promote and protect the rights of forcibly displaced women, girls, and LGBTQ. We recognize the strength and resilience of all survivors and the diversity of experience and intersecting identities that confound one-size-fits-all solutions. HIAS centers the voices of survivors in our programs. This approach enables HIAS to:
- Meet the safety, health, psychosocial, legal, and economic needs of survivors
- Facilitate survivors’ access to appropriate care and justice
- Empower communities to lead efforts that challenge beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that perpetuate and condone violence against women, girls, and LGBTQ refugees
Our programs to end Gender-Based Violence provide women and girls, LGBTQ people, and survivors of GBV with the tools and resources to find solidarity, build resilience, take back power, and heal. We also provide GBV prevention programming for men and boys to enable change that is lifesaving, transformative, and sustainable.
We accomplish this through three main strategies: risk reduction, response, and prevention.
Reducing the risk of GBV by providing women and girls with safe spaces, education, financial literacy, economic asset-building, and peer support.
Supporting survivors’ well being through case management, psychosocial services, and referrals to essential services and LGBTQ or women’s spaces.
Addressing the root causes of GBV through programs for men and boys to reflect on the norms that contribute to and condone violence.
LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers face discrimination worldwide, including barriers to employment, education, safe housing, legal status, and health care. HIAS supports LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers to access their rights and rebuild their lives in dignity.
Economic empowerment is effective in stopping GBV.
A close collaboration in Ecuador between HIAS and UN Women promotes economic empowerment as an effective strategy to stop GBV.Read More
Sep 13, 2022
Waiting for the Sky to Close
Sep 13, 2022
As part of a partnership with HIAS, VOICE conducted a four-week rapid assessment of Ukraine and five bordering countries to assess the needs of women and girls affected by the war and the needs of WROs and groups responding to the emergency.
Oct 18, 2022
Evaluating the Feasibility of a Group Psychosocial Intervention for Migrant and Host Community Women in Ecuador and Panamá: Protocol for a Multi-site Feasibility Cluster Trial
Oct 18, 2022
This study will evaluate the appropriateness, acceptability, feasibility, and safety of intervention and research procedures for a cluster randomized comparative effectiveness trial conducted in Ecuador and Panamá with migrant and host community women.