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Leitner Human Rights Clinic Students Present Gendered-Approach Inputs to UNHCR

Leitner Human Rights Clinic Students Present Gendered-Approach Inputs to UNHCR for Forthcoming Global Compact on Refugees

December 1, 2017 – On November 28, students in the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic presented a report to representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in New York, urging the UNHCR to include concrete gendered-approach inputs in the forthcoming Global Compact for Refugees for consideration by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018. The students discussed their analysis of cases studies of gender-based violence against Syrian refugee women and girls in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan and provided gender-approached inputs and recommendations to strengthen the international compact. The report was written by clinic students Reece Pelley, Shade Quailey, Monica Uppal, and Rachel Yood, and supervised and edited by clinical teaching fellow Esra Alamiri and Prof. Chi Adanna Mgbako.


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