Why Gender Matters in the Discussion on Returns to Syria

Authors/editor(s): UN Women

The following gender analysis of issues of return to Syria summarizes the findings of an exploratory study on the salient gender differences and gender inequalities surrounding refugee and IDP returns to Syria. Social, economic, and legal gender discrimination related to returns disproportionally impacts women and girls, while men and boys are also at risk of significant protection concerns. UN Women maintains that processes and conditions for return must be gender equitable, and voluntary.

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Geographic coverage: Lebanon; Jordan; Iraq; Syrian Arab Republic

Subject area(s): Peace and security

Publication year: 2019