Currently, women and girls make up almost half of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population worldwide.
Refuges are, themselves, some of the most vulnerable members of society. Women refugees, even more so.
In addition to the many dangers, barriers, and challenges that other refugees face during their journeys, women are faced with specific threats, including gender-based violence and increased risk of exploitation. For women who are alone, the risk of these threats is multiplied.
Carty House believes that women are essential contributors in caring for, sustaining, and rebuilding their communities and that it is essential to create a sustainable, long-term, and comprehensive bridge of support for female refugees.
We believe this approach will result in stronger, more resilient, diverse, and vibrant communities across Canada.
We are the ONLY home dedicated to female refugees in Ottawa.