in refugee programmes towards a development approach. It then describes the various economic activities in which women engage in refugee settings. The article continues with a critique of one means of assisting women become economically self-reliant: income-generation projects for refugee
women. The article then discusses the relationships that need to be established between relief and development organizations to promote greater self-reliance for refugee women, referring in particular to the working relationship being established between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR) and UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women). It concludes with recommendations for future efforts to enhance the self-reliance of refugee women.
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