asylum-seeking women and girls
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Woman or girl who has left her country of origin in order to seek international protection.
Additional notes and information
(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.