asylum-seeking women and girls

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Definition

Woman or girl who has left her country of origin in order to seek international protection. 

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Source(s)

(1) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees − UNHCR (2006). Master Glossary of Terms Rev.1.

(2) European Council (2004). Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection granted.

(3) CEDAW Committee (2014). General Recommendation No 32 on the gender related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women.

 

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1043