Our mission is to improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice.
Our vision is a world in which refugee and internally displaced women, children and youth:
View our theory of change.
Through research and fact-finding field missions, we identify critical problems that affect displaced women, children and young people, including gaps in lifesaving reproductive health care, lack of dignified livelihoods for refugees and, in the U.S., the treatment of asylum-seekers. We document best practices and propose solutions, and develop innovative tools to improve the way humanitarian assistance is delivered in refugee settings. On Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and with humanitarian organizations, governments and donors, we push for improvements in refugee policy and practice until measurable long-term change is realized.
Read more about how we work.
Find a full listing of our staff.
The Women's Refugee Commission is a member of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership International (HAP-I). HAP-I is the humanitarian sector's first international self-regulatory body. Members of HAP-I are committed to meeting the highest standards of accountability and quality management.
Read our accountability statement here.
Learn about vacant positions and get information about internship opportunities at the Women's Refugee Commission.
Each year the Women's Refugee Commission holds a luncheon to honor individual refugee women and young people who are working on behalf of other refugees. Find out about our upcoming and previous luncheons and honorees.
The Women's Refugee Commission is affiliated with and is legally part of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and does not receive direct financial support from the IRC.