Youth and Women’s security and safety perceptions within the Tunisia Libya border communities of Ben Guerdane and Dehiba (Tunisia), Nalut – Wazin and Zuwara (Libya)

25 July 2021
Founded in 1956, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is Denmark’s largest, and a leading international NGO - one of the few with a specific expertise in forced displacement. In 40 countries 7,500 employees protect, advocate and build sustainable futures for refugees and other displacement affected people and communities.

This study was mandated by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and has been conducted from June 2021 to July 2021. It aimed to understand the perceptions and experiences of women and youth in relation to their security and safety concerns in the 5 borderland communities between Tunisia and Libya and explore the associated dynamics, risks and protective factors that exist in response to those concerns. The research also seeked to determine what role women and youth are playing and would see themselves playing in terms of security and safety within their community of belonging.