Enhancing the Protection of Women and Girls through the Global Compact on Refugees

Eileen Pittaway and Linda Bartolomei

Forced Migration Review 57, February 2018, pp. 77-79



Although the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants of September 2016 has a strong focus on gender, the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) remains weak on these issues. Progress on ensuring gender equality in the Compact, while slow, has been significant. The Compact needs to articulate the specific needs of women and girls, men and boys, and support transformation on the ground to genuinely address gender inequality and the endemic sexual violence which is a key barrier to achieving this.