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Strong Girls, Powerful Women

New research on how to identify & address adolescent girls' unique needs.

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A Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border

Read why unprecedented numbers of children from Central America are seeking safety in the U.S.

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Equal Nationality Rights

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This report, based on 700 interviews in 8 countries, offers concrete recommendations for different humanitarian actors.

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A Toolkit for migrant parents

Detained or deported parents can lose their kids forever. Our new toolkit will help them retain custody of their children.

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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

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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Our advocacy results in real and lasting changes, ensuring that refugees and displaced people can lead healthier, safer and more productive lives.

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In The News

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.

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Our Latest Reports

Strong Girls, Powerful Women: Program Planning and Design for Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings

This report is intended to help humanitarian practitioners more effectively identify and address the unique needs of adolescent girls in displacement and crisis settings. It also provides donors and policy makers, who have the ability to drive change in humanitarian programming, with guidance on how to make sustainable impact for adolescent girls.


Detained or Deported? Parental Toolkit

This report and its resources are available in English and Spanish below.

This toolkit is for detained and deported immigrant and undocumented parents, as well as their allies: officials, attorneys, service providers, friends and family members. It provides crucial information they need to protect and maintain parental rights and make well-informed, critical decisions regarding the care and welfare of their children. It includes information on how to get a lawyer, how to stay in touch with children, and how to participate in family court or child welfare hearings.

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