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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 improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We envision a world in which refugees are safe, healthy and self-reliant.

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.

Five Years After the Haiti Earthquake, Let’s Prepare for the Next Disaster Before It Strikes

On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and rendering almost 2 million homeless. Five years later, the country is still struggling to rebuild. Since...

2014 at a Glance

2014 has been an amazing year for the Women's Refugee Commission. Check out our new infographic and take a glance at what we were able to accomplish this year with your support. On behalf of the...

Opposition Growing to Dilley Immigrant Detention Facility

WOAI radio - San Antonio Jan 18, 2015

"We are extremely disappointed and dismayed by the Administration's decision to continue using detention in an effort to deter and discourage women and children fleeing violence and abuse in their...

Immigrant Detention Center in Dilley, Texas Reveals Language Barriers, High Costs

Latin Post Jan 16, 2015

Katharina Obser, program officer in the Migrant Rights and Justice Program for WRC, said many families at Dilley had faced persecution, violence and trauma and sought safety in the U.S. Obser said...