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I’m Here: Adolescent Girls in Emergencies

The WRC's newest report features tools to identify, protect, serve and engage girls from the earliest days of a crisis.

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Locking Up Family Values, Again

The government has returned to a dangerous policy of family detention for immigrants. There are humane and effective alternatives.

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The Women's Refugee Commission is celebrating 25 years of improving the lives and protecting the rights of refugee women and children.

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Through field research missions, we identify critical problems affecting displaced women, children and youth. We document best practices, propose solutions, and develop tools to improve the way humanitarian aid is delivered.

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Our reports include research findings, analysis and recommendations that lead to meaningful changes in policy and practice. We also publish manuals and tools that guide humanitarian workers as they develop and implement programs.

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Refugee policy and legal experts...believe President Obama's funding request largely misses the point by emphasizing harsh deterrence and increased security measures rather than providing much-needed …

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Facilitator's Kit: Community Preparedness for Reproductive Health and Gender

This Facilitator's Kit provides a complete framework for a 3-day training on Community Preparedness for Reproductive Health and Gender. The goal is to build community capacity to prepare and respond to risks and inequities faced by women and girls during emergencies. 

Locking Up Family Values, Again

In the summer of 2014, with an increase in the number of mothers and children fleeing violence and persecution in Central America, the Obama Administration returned to the widely discredited and costly practice of family detention. In this report, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), have collaborated to show the harm family detention causes and outline sensible alternatives.

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