Women and girls fleeing crisis in their home countries are at high risk of being trafficked, and are also vulnerable to experiencing other forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). The Glasgow VAW Partnership produced this statement - www.justrightscotland.org.uk/Gendering-Your-Response-to-Ukraine-Refugee-Crisis - to highlight the need for all key partner agencies to gender their response to the Ukraine refugee crisis, to recognise the risks that women are exposed to, and to develop their service responses to capture the true extent of need. 

"We know that 72% of all detected victims of human trafficking in the European Union are women and girls. Sexual exploitation is the most prevalent and profitable form of human trafficking in the European Union and 92% of victims are women and girls. Nearly a quarter of all victims of trafficking are children. Most of the child victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation.

Fleeing the conflict does not automatically guarantee safety. Arrival in host countries also presents risks, women will be vulnerable to predatory behaviours, culture and language barriers, poverty and destitution."

The report lists details of the four Welcome Hubs, in Dumfries and Galloway, Glasgow and Edinburgh, where Ukranians can be referred or signposted to, regardless of which visa they have arrived on. 

For Scottish Government Information on Ukraine Crisis:  www.gov.scot/ukraine 

For broader queries, process questions and offers, for example training, please go to the Scottish Government Welcome Team via this inbox:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.