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Around the globe, many women and girls face barriers to fully participating in society. These include gender-based and intimate-partner violence, sexual assault, unmet health needs, and discrimination. RAND research has examined the needs of women refugees and migrants, gender disparities in health care, the effects of homelessness on women, and the impact of stress and activity levels in girls.

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    Commentary

    Domestic Violence as a Way of Life: The Reality for Papua New Guinea's Women

    Dec 31, 2014

    Violence against women is a persistent problem around the world. That's particularly true of Papua New Guinea, where abuse of women by domestic partners, gang members, and members of law enforcement is widespread, drawing comparisons to conditions in conflict zones.

  • A Syrian refugee and her newborn baby at a clinic in Ramtha, Jordan, <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Syrian_refugee_and_her_newborn_baby_at_a_clinic_in_Ramtha,_Jordan_(9613483141).jpg">photo</a> by Russell Watkins/Department for International Development

    Commentary

    The Health Needs of Syrian Women in and Around the Za'atari Refugee Camp

    Oct 13, 2014

    The Syrian conflict has been the main contributor to the largest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide—and the problem can be expected to get worse as the fighting continues. Small steps are being taken to meet the needs of women refugees but more needs to be done.

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