Americas: Unprotected: Gender-based violence against Venezuelan refugee women in Colombia and Peru

In Colombia and Peru, the two main receiving countries for Venezuelan refugees in the Americas region, Venezuelan women face multiple forms of violence in public spaces, at home and at work. Despite this, they are denied access to justice and health services because of stereotypes related to their gender, nationality and gender identity, among other factors, which also mean they experience new forms of violence and discrimination when they try to file a complaint. report outlines how the Colombian and Peruvian authorities are failing to guarantee Venezuelan women’s rights to a life free from violence and discrimination.

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