Jordan to host regional meeting on violence against refugees

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AMMAN — Jordan is set to host a regional meeting on May 9 and 10 to discuss the implementation of the Arab Strategy for the Prevention of and Response to All Forms of Violence in Asylum Context. اضافة اعلان

The meeting is organized by the Ministry of Social Development in partnership with the Arab League and the UNHCR, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Aim of the meeting
The meeting aims to identify regional priorities in the prevention of and response to all forms of violence against refugees in the Arab region.

It will also focus on effective case management, safe and confidential referral to specialized sectoral services, the availability of high-quality services, and quality assurance of mental health and psychosocial support.

The meeting will be attended by high-level representatives from concerned authorities of the Arab League member states, UN specialized agencies, and stakeholders who work on issues regarding women and girls.

Arab League's assistant secretary-general and head of social affairs sector, the special representative of the UN secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict, and the minister of state for women's affairs in Libya are among the notable attendees.

Arab strategyThe Arab Strategy for the Prevention of and Response to All Forms of Violence in Asylum Context was prepared by the Arab League's General Secretariat in cooperation with the UNHCR and was approved by the Arab League's Council at the ministerial level in 2021.

The strategy aims to provide an Arab guiding framework that supports member states' efforts to protect refugees from violence, especially women and girls.

The strategy includes the adoption, review, and implementation of legislation and policies that are in line with national legislation and international covenants.

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