“Refugee women face many forms of vulnerability throughout their forced migration journey which results in multiple forms of insecurity and violence including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). SGBV can take unique forms, even upon arrival in the country of resettlement. There remain very real gaps in authorities truly applying a gender lens to their work to formally identify and adequately address the unique needs of refugee women throughout their journey. Using the human security approach, this webinar will introduce participants to the varying vulnerabilities, threats and risks refugee women face to prompt examination of the ‘continuum of violence’ persisting over their lives before, during and after their flight for safety. ” Bio: Urooj Mian holds a research Master in Social Science (M.Sc), Peace and Conflict Research, from Uppsala University in Sweden. She also has a Master in Law (LL.M) in International Crime and Justice from the United Nations Interregional Crime Research Institute (UNICRI) and the University of Torino and a Bachelor of Public Affairs in Policy Management (B.PAPM) specializing in Human Rights and Law from Carleton University in Ottawa. In Canada, Ms. Mian worked for almost 10 years with the Government of Canada as a strategic advisor in policy and programming which included the operational implementation for over $360 million in funding programs targeted towards newcomers and refugee populations. She has contributed as a woman, peace, security, and international gender expert nationally and abroad. Most recently she was invited by the United Nations University for Peace as an expert visiting professor where she developed and delivered a masters course titled Gender in Peace Building and Human Security. From 2014 to 2016, Ms. Mian was the first ever Executive Director and President of Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada Inc., which she incorporated and established as a federal, not for profit. Here, she was also the Chair of the first ever Canadian platform for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Canada which she chaired for two years. Today, her latest endeavour has brought into fruition her passionate commitment to enact tangible changes in the field of international development in particularly gender, justice, peace and security worldwide, with her firm Sustainable Human Empowerment (SHE Associates) Inc. She is the Chief Executive Officer.