Bombs, war and destruction are not the only reasons that women flee their countries: they also flee because sexualised violence is something they suffered or fear that they or their children will be subjected to. War has always been conducted on the bodies of women.
Our demands relating to women refugees and sexualised wartime violence
During war and while seeking refuge, women and girls are subjected to violence. The perpetrators include spouses, police officers, rebels, traffickers, other refugees, and workers or volunteers in refugee accommodation. So women find themselves in their very own war – one that is being conducted against them because of their gender.
- Family reunification has to be made possible for all refugees
- Abandon plans for all-in-one “Anchor” refugee facilities
- No further “safe countries of origin” to be designated
- Sexualised wartime violence has to be finally accepted as grounds for asylum
- Support survivors of sexualised violence in their countries of origin