Female Friendly Spaces – Answering the needs of and giving hope to refugee and displaced women


This research-based and evidence-based essay focuses on Women’s Safe Spaces or Female Friendly Spaces as an essential element of humanitarian interventions that mainstream gender. By taking into account that female refugees and internally displaced people need additional protection, Female Friendly Spaces aims at answering women’s additional and varied needs. These programs play a key role in women’s economic, social, legal, cognitive, and sexual empowerment and, through a human rights-based approach, they can ensure women’s rights are respected. This essay provides the case study of a Female Friendly Space implemented in a refugee camp in Greece and shows the practical benefits of this program for female refugees..

By: Cecilia Sanfelici

Published on July 20, 2021

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