A Comparative Analysis of Human Rights for Refugee Women: Challenges, Progress, and Implications for Policy and Advocacy


  • Priya Rathore The Northcap Univrsity, Gurugram
  • Himanshi Yadav The Northcap Univrsity, Gurugram




Refugee, Gender, Empowerment, Women


This comparative study digs into the complicated world of refugee women’s human rights, illuminating the challenges they face, the advancements they make, and the consequences for advocacy and policy initiatives. Women who are refugees are among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in the world, having to deal with a complex web of gender discrimination, uprooting, and numerous human rights violations. The human rights of refugee women are evaluated holistically across several regions in this study, with a focus on their rights to safety, health, education, and economic involvement. The survey reveals a fretting pattern of difficulties faced by refugee women, ranging from incidents of sexual and gender-based assault to restricted access to healthcare and educational services. Intersecting characteristics like ethnicity make these problems worse, and their age and handicap make them more vulnerable. Despite these challenges, significant progress has been made in supporting refugee women’s rights throughout a number of regions. Local initiatives, global organizations, and grassroots groups have all played crucial roles in changing their circumstances, frequently through empowerment programmes, legislation changes, and public awareness campaigns. The ramifications for advocacy and public policy are crucial. This study emphasizes the critical need for comprehensive, gender-sensitive policies that address the unique needs of refugee women. Policymakers must priorities the abolition of gender-based violence, secure refugee women’s access to quality healthcare and education, and create economic opportunities for them. Furthermore, establishing collaboration among governments, non-governmental organizations, and refugee populations is critical to efficiently implementing these policies. Advocacy should use social media and local partnerships to promote the voices of refugee women. The international community must hold states accountable for safeguarding refugee women’s legal rights. Finally, this analysis emphasizes the importance of addressing refugee women’s issues while also recognizing success. Advocating for gender-sensitive legislation and amplifying refugee women’s perspectives can help to establish a more equitable world in which their rights and dignity are respected.




How to Cite

Rathore, P. ., & Yadav, H. . (2023). A Comparative Analysis of Human Rights for Refugee Women: Challenges, Progress, and Implications for Policy and Advocacy. DME Journal of Law, 4(02), 29–39. https://doi.org/10.53361/dmejl.v4i02.04



Research Article