Four Ways Technology Can Help Displaced Women and Children

Population displacement is one of the leading policy issues of the 21st century. At least 79.5 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes. Globally, the number of asylum applications from separated or unaccompanied children is now reaching record highs. Women and girls are around 50 percent of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population. The worst rates of preventable mortality and morbidity in women and children occur in humanitarian and crises. Common challenges for displaced women include access to healthcare, physical abuse, discrimination, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

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