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About the Women's Refugee Commission

The Women's Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. Since our founding in 1989, we have been a leading expert on the needs of refugee women and children, and the policies that can protect and empower them. 

Our Vision

Our vision is a world in which refugee and internally displaced women, children and youth:

  • are safe, healthy and self-reliant;
  • have their human rights respected and protected; and
  • inform and drive their own solutions and development.

Why We Do It

There are currently almost 60 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) worldwide who have been displaced by conflict. 

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common inquiries about the Women's Refugee Commission.

Voices of Courage Luncheon

Each year the Women's Refugee Commission holds a luncheon to honor individual refugee women and young people who are working on behalf of other refugees. Find out about our upcoming and previous luncheons and honorees.

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