Download our manual on livelihoods in humanitarian settings, which provides guidance to organizations to set up viable programs, and reports on the links between livelihoods and violence against women.
As part of a year-long study on urban refugee livelihoods, the Women’s Refugee Commission undertook a field assessment trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, in March/April 2011. The assessment focused on refugees‘ economic coping strategies, associated protection risks and potential market opportunities. This study focused on Somali and Congolese refugees in the inner city and Zimbabwean refugees and poor South Africans in Alexander township.
Women displaced by conflict or natural disaster adopt new strategies to provide for themselves and their families. These new strategies often place them at risk of gender-based violence. This guidance is based on promising practices on how to design safe economic programs and livelihood activities.
See also our e-learning tool http://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/ … ivelihoods