Refugees, themselves minorities when abroad, count among their numbers youth, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTI individuals who often experience difficulties in understanding and accessing available public services. Local cultural norms, language barriers, and differences in societal values may limit their ability to interact with those who would otherwise assist them. Little is known about refugee minorities. While a daunting task, it is essential that research institutes and aid agencies begin gathering data on issues concerning these groups and that this data is shared.
December 13 / Equality Blog