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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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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

Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

In late 2013, the Women’s Refugee Commission undertook a project to identify how the humanitarian community was integrating existing gender guidance across all sectors and whether gender was being dealt with centrally as an institutionalized way of working rather than peripherally. This report contains findings and recommendations.

An executive summary is available here.

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Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

Disability Inclusion: Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

This report presents the approaches, positive practices and ongoing challenges to operationalizing disability inclusion across UNHCR and its partner organizations, and provides lessons and recommendations for the wider humanitarian community.

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