Video: Concluding remarks at the Women’s Regional Network (WRN) Summit on Forcible Displacement and Gender in South Asia by Cecilia JIMENEZ-DAMARY, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
The Women’s Regional Network (WRN) hosted a Summit on Forcible Displacement and Gender in South Asia.
WRN hosted a Summit on Forced Displacement and Gender in South Asia from February 27 - March 1, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. WRN partnered with International Women's Rights Action Watch, Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP), to organise and host the summit. The Summit brought together 55 diverse stakeholders from 15 countries, mainly from South Asia but some from Europe and the US, to build upon WRN’s core work of giving visibility to the forcibly displaced and argue ‘Why Gender Matters.’
The Summit addressed the policy and practice gaps in meeting the needs and rights of women and girls whose voices are rarely heard and realities seldom considered. At the conclusion of the Summit, a South Asia Call for Action on Gender in Forcible Displacement was adopted. Call for Action was released on the occasion of World Refugee Day, 2019