Humanitarian Assistance: Protecting Refugee Women and Girls Remains a Significant Challenge

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DIANE Publishing, 2003 - 58 pages
 

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Page 43 - The enclosed Department of State comments are provided for incorporation with this letter as an appendix to the final report. If you have any questions concerning this response, please contact Susan Jacobs, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Consular Affairs, at (202) 736-4985.
Page 33 - We are sending copies of this report to interested congressional committees; the Secretary of Defense; the Secretary of the Navy; and the Director, Office of Management and Budget.
Page 5 - Recalling the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, adopted by the Twenty-fifth Assembly of Delegates of the...
Page 33 - In addition, this report will be made available at no charge on the GAO Web site at http://www.gao.gov. Please contact me at (202) 512-4841 or calvaresibarra@gao.gov if you or your staff have any questions concerning this report.
Page 28 - While international organizations have taken a number of steps in recent years to improve the protection situation of refugee women and girls, this population remains extremely vulnerable to sexual violence. Among the factors undermining the international community's efforts are the difficulty of protecting refugees caught up in conflict zones and recurring budgetary shortfalls caused by donors not fulfilling funding pledges. However, UNHCR's weak management of its workforce planning and "Overseas...
Page 34 - ... have taken in response to recent reports of relief workers' and peacekeepers' sexual exploitation of refugee women and girls, we interviewed officials and analyzed policy, program, and budgetary documents from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the UN Children's Fund. In our work with UNHCR, we met with officials from 19 different...
Page 23 - Agency, hi addition, there is a standing invitation to the International Organization on Migration, International Committee of the Red Cross, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Representative of the Secretary General on Internally Displaced Persons, the World Bank, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies, InterAction, and the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. We also observed that UNHCR had mechanisms in place in the camps for refugees to confidentially report abuses of...
Page 43 - State comments are provided for incorporation with this letter as an appendix to the final report. If you have any questions concerning this response, please contact Laura Hall, Program officer, Off lie of Director General, Bureau of Human Resources at.
Page 35 - May 2003). 29 imbalance and management issues from August 2002 through May 2003 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards, and in June 2004 we obtained updated budget information.
Page 34 - USAID's mission, the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the Office of Transition Initiatives, but the need for long-term solutions is great.

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David Gootnick is a principal with David Gootnick Associates, a management training and development firm. He is a nationally recognized authority in management and has written several books, including Even You Can Give a Talk.

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