In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Sarah Costa, executive director, talks about the need for clean cook stoves in refugee settings. Read the letter as it appeared in the New York Times.

Facilitator's Kit: Community Preparedness for Reproductive Health and Gender

This provisional Facilitator's Kit provides a complete framework for a 3-day training on Community Preparedness for Reproductive Health and Gender. The goal is to build community capacity to prepare and respond to risks and inequities faced by women and girls during emergencies. 

Locking Up Family Values, Again

In the summer of 2014, with an increase in the number of mothers and children fleeing violence and persecution in Central America, the Obama Administration returned to the widely discredited and costly practice of family detention. In this report, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), have collaborated to show the harm family detention causes and outline sensible alternatives.

Making Livelihoods Safe for Women in Northern Iraq

The street-facing walls of the mukhtar’s house have recently been plastered and painted yellow, but the back side is still pocked by bullet holes marking ISIS’s siege a few months ago. Families...

The rights of women and refugee girls in the European crisis can’t be ignored

Around the world, women fleeing conflict and violence are undertaking perilous journeys during which they are often raped and exploited. And the violence directed against them doesn’t end when they...