Swedish ministers, the former US Ambassador and representatives of organisations promoting gender equality and refugee integration met in Stockholm in October 2016 to discuss the role of refugee women in their host country.

The number of refugees in the world has hit an all-time high. According to the UNHCR there are now 65.6 million forcibly displaced people. This includes over 40 million internally displaced people, 3 million asylum seekers and 22.5 million refugees of which 5.3 million are Palestinian refugees registered with UNRWA.