The Women’s Refugee Commission and American Refugee Committee implemented a pilot project on community-based distribution (CBD) of family planning services in Malakal, South Sudan, to examine whether CBD is applicable and feasible in a humanitarian setting and would enhance people’s access to and use of contraceptives.
Read about the project in this article in St. Anthony's International Review.
This article by Mihoko Tanabe et al in Conflict and Health (July 2013) describes a community-based approach to providing medical care to survivors of sexual assault in Karen State, eastern Burma, developed by the Women's Refugee Commission and its partners.
Read the article here.
This article by Jennifer Schlecht et al in Reproductive Health Matters (June 2013) presents factors that contribute to early relationships and informal marriages in conflict and post-conflict settings, based on qualitative research undertaken among two distinct populations in Uganda.
Dale Buscher has an article in Refuge, Canada’s peer-reviewed refugee periodical published by York University in Toronto. The article presents findings from assessments undertaken by the Women's Refugee Commission in Kampala, New Delhi and Johannesburg, and lays out strategies to address the challenges confronting urban refugees’ ability to enter and compete in the labor market.
Emma Pearce, program officer, disabilities, has an article in Forced Migration Review's special 25th anniversary edition about the needs and rights of persons with disabilities among displaced populations.
Mihoko Tanabe, program officer, reproductive health program, is co-author of "Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian settings," in this issue of Forced Migration Review.
Sandra Krause, director, reproductive health program, and Diana Quick, director of communications, write about the Mama: Together for Safe Births in Crises, in this issue of Forced Migration Review that focuses on innovative uses of technology.
Dale Buscher, senior director for programs, has an article in the Amsterdam Law Journal. The international humanitarian community is tasked with protecting the most vulnerable populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) refugees. While international law protects these rights in theory, in practice they are often not met and flagrantly disregarded by many refugee-hosting governments. Having fled persecution in their home countries, many then face other—often equally serious—risks in the countries where they are trying to resettle. Read the article.