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Voices of Courage Luncheon

Join us on May 1st as we honor three remarkable refugees and celebrate the WRC's 25th anniversary.

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Unpacking Gender in the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Three years after the crisis in Syria began, we look at the role of gender in the humanitarian response in Jordan.

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Make it count. Put your hand on your heart for refugee women around the world.

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Spotlight on Humanitarian Crises

As crises unfold in South Sudan, Central African Republic, and Syria, the WRC is working to ensure displaced women and children are not overlooked.

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2012 Annual Report

The WRC made major contributions to the lives of refugee women and children in 2012. Look at our annual report to hear their stories.

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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. Meet the courageous people who inspire us and join us to celebrate on May 1st.

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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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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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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

Baseline Survey on Safe Access to and Use of Cooking Energy in Nzulo Camp and the Surrounding Villages in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The North Kivu Province in eastern DRC is facing a violent conflict between the Congolese army and M23 militia, which has led to massive displacement of the population to internally displaced person (IDP) camps and to host communities. The WRC & IRC undertook a survey to assess the living conditions of IDPs in relation to their acquisition and use of cooking fuel.

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