“It’s a space for us to express our rights, to change ourselves and our community” - Dr Hala Nasr

A feminist ethnographic study of Syrian refugee women’s experiences in and because of participating in a women and girl safe space in Beqaa valley, Lebanon

Women and girl safe space interventions are increasingly being implemented by multilateral agencies and, international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in areas affected by forced displacement, disaster, and conflict interventions. Women and girl safe space interventions employ gender-segregated space and collective-based strategies in the pursuit of women’s empowerment. There is little research supporting the effectiveness of women and girl safe spaces in empowering women. Much of the existing research uses quantitative methods, and sheds little light on what actually happens in women and girl safe spaces, or the nature of women’s experiences participating in them.

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