Bezen Balamir Coşkun – Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Turkey’s Refugee and Asylum Policies
Worldwide there are 26 million refugees and 4.2 million asylum seekers. Half of the world’s refugees are women and girls. Women refugees and asylum seekers face challenges such as trauma, health complications, physical harm, injury and all forms of exploitation. Migrant women and girls are commonly subject to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination based on their sex and additional grounds such as race, religion or ethnicity. Worldwide, the top source of refugees and asylum seekers is Syria, and Turkey hosts the majority of those Syrian refugees and asylum seekers.