Young Syrian women refugees face enormous challenges in finding meaningful work in host countries, with many relying on humanitarian aid to meet their basic needs. These constraints include legal restrictions, transportation limitations, poor working conditions, low wages, and workplace exploitation.
Meanwhile, host countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey, which have some of the highest concentration of Syrian refugees, face challenges in meeting basic refugee needs while contending with their own struggling economies and people.
In our recently published Jobs Note (PDF), S4YE, along with our partner RAND, outline strategies to address employment obstacles for young Syrian women refugees in a post–COVID-19 environment.
- Support Syrian Refugees and Disadvantaged Host Country Populations Simultaneously
- Build Flexibility in Work Permits to Help Refugee Women Access Jobs in Several Sectors, Including Traditionally Male-Dominated Sectors
- Include Business Training and Access to Finance for Potential Women Entrepreneurs
- Support Income-Earning Opportunities for Young Mothers
- Provide Safe Transportation and Gender-Based Violence Training
Read the full article about supporting Syrian women refugees by Namita Datta, Louay Constant, and Kavell Joseph at RAND Corporation.
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