Higher Education for Displaced Women
A defense against human trafficking
There are currently 68.5 million displaced people, roughly half of whom are women and girls. The focus of this paper is the role higher education can play in protecting this population from gender-based violence and human trafficking. But before discussing how education can be a solution, we must understand the human trafficking problem, the current state of education for displaced women, and the ways in which displaced women are at risk of violence. The paper will work through each of these sections before arriving at the remedies higher education proposes and will end with successful programs and potential next steps.