Any woman who meets the eligibility criteria under the applicable refugee definition, as provided for in international or regional refugee instruments, under the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and/or in national legislation.
(1) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR (2006). Master Glossary of Terms Rev.1.; (2) European Council Directive on 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, arts. 2(f) and 15. ; (3) CEDAW Committee (2014). General Recommendation No 32 on the gender related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women.