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Protecting refugee women from gender-based violence

Amendment No. 4 | Doc. 14284 | 25 April 2017

Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons
2017 - Second part-session
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 5.2.7, insert the following paragraph:

"ensure the same access to affordable and adequate health services for all women and girls, as for the general population, regardless of the definitions used (migrant, immigrant, refugee or asylum seeker);"

Explanatory note

The latest Health Evidence Network (HEN) report of the WHO (2016) demonstrates that variations of definitions used for different groups of migrants in different areas affect access to health care. Legal status emerged as one of the most significant factors in determining whether migrants were able to access affordable and adequate health services.