The Women’s Refugee Commission recently launched a three-year research and advocacy initiative that aims to place displaced youth firmly on the international humanitarian agenda and promote comprehensive educational and job training programs that help prepare young women and men for life during and after displacement.
An estimated 2.5 to 3.5 million displaced persons live with a disability. They remain among the most hidden, neglected and socially excluded of any population in the world today. Because of physical and social barriers, they are unable to access mainstream assistance programs offered to other refugees.
The Women’s Refugee Commission is working to ensure that all service providers working with conflict-affected populations take into account the specific needs of persons with disabilities in their programming.
As the average length of displacement continues to increase, the Women’s Refugee Commission advocates for the right to work for all displaced populations and is working to ensure that economic programs are effective, appropriate and sustainable.
Women and children seeking asylum in the U.S. are often detained for months or even years they await decisions on their cases. While in detention, they are particularly vulnerable to abuse.
The Migrant Rights & Justice program works to ensure that these asylum seekers are not held longer than necessary and that their basic rights are respected.
Refugee women and girls risk rape and attack each time they leave camps to collect firewood to cook for their families. Through our Fuel and Firewood Initiative, the Women’s Refugee Commission is leading a global effort to make cooking safer for refugee women and girls.
Our Sexual & Reproductive Health Program works to improve services for displaced women and girls in Maternal & Newborn Health, family planning, sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence.
We advocate to UN agencies, governments and donors on all components of reproductive health, including the priority services of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) in the early days of new emergencies.