Preventing GBV Involves Everyone

  • Empowering women: HIAS’ programming recognizes women’s empowerment as a fundamental pillar of GBV prevention. Our entrepreneurship school with gender lens, and cash and cash voucher assistance for GBV survivors both help to build women’s economic power and access emergency support. Across Latin America and Africa, our women’s empowerment curricula and women’s support groups provide safe spaces for women to gather, connect, and support each other.
  • Promoting girls’ power: HIAS has developed a unique curriculum that promotes the safety, voice, and agency of adolescent girls. Programs in Venezuela, Panama, Guyana, and Peru have been using this approach that emphasizes the specific needs of adolescent girls, and centers their voices in leading change.
  • Working with men and boys: Alongside its work to empower women and girls, HIAS engages men and boys in a transformative journey that begins to address the root causes of GBV. HIAS has developed curricula used in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chad that promote positive masculinities and are specially adapted to their local contexts.
  • Protecting LGBTQ clients: Our programs support refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers in all of their identities. For example, our teams help LGBTQ refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers secure critical protections through legal support and advocacy. In countries such as Greece, Israel, and Peru clients seek out HIAS as a safe space to receive acceptance, support, and essential services.

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HIAS is the international Jewish humanitarian organization that provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers in 16 countries.

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