More than half of the 41 million people worldwide living in internal displacement at the end of 2018 were women and girls. They experience displacement differently from men and boys, and face specific challenges that must be better understood to provide them with the support they need.
Our new report presents the first global, regional and national estimates of the number of women and girls living in a situation of internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence.
IDMC Director talks extreme weather, climate change, and displacement on Euronews
IDMC's Director Alexandra Bilak features in "Europe's Climate Migrants", a Euronews original series. The first episode came out on Thursday February 27 at 18:00 CET on the Euronews site. (Photo: EU/Pavel Koubek)
Blog: Beijing Declaration turns 25 – a time to celebrate or a cause for concern for displaced women and girls?
Across the world, events are taking place this week to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a landmark set of commitments made by governments for achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls.
Yet a new IDMC report reveals that for internally displaced women and girls, there may be little cause for celebration.
Photo essay: A massive internal displacement crisis in Nigeria
A displacement crisis, related to both conflict and disasters, is unfolding in north-east Nigeria. This photo essay was penned by IDMC's director, Alexandra Bilak, following a recent trip to Maiduguri.
Throughout 2019 we tracked displacements caused both by conflict and violence, as well as by disasters. As a new decade begins, we review a challenging year for displaced people, consider what we need to do to improve the situation of those forced to flee, and look ahead to the opportunities and challenges in 2020 and beyond.