Please join us as we celebrate our achievements and honor exemplary leaders who stand for justice, gender equality, and the lives and rights of refugee women and children.READ MORE
WRC joined dozens of national and regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations and other advocates to launch Welcome With Dignity, a landmark national campaign to transform how the United States welcomes people seeking asylum. Join us by pledging to welcome with dignity.SIGN THE PLEDGE
View this five-year road map on ending child marriage in East Africa from WRC, Rozaria Memorial Trust, and King's College, London.LEARN MORE
In Yahoo News, the Women's Refugee Commission's Kimiko Hirota discusses the Biden administration's proposal on new restrictions on who can apply for asylum in the US.READ MORE
As of December 2022, the conflict in Ukraine has displaced more than 14 million people since the latest military offensive by the Russian Federation began in February 2022; more than 7.9 million people have fled to countries in the region and almost 7 million people are forcibly displaced within Ukraine itself.
The Women’s Refugee Commission is particularly concerned about the situation for women, girls, and other marginalized populations such as LGBTQIA+ people.Read more
As of December 2022, almost 6 million Afghans have been driven out of their homes or their country by conflict, violence, and poverty, including 800,000 newly displaced internally in 2021 alone. Nearly 12 million Afghan women and girls require urgent humanitarian assistance, a situation exacerbated by ongoing food insecurity, natural disasters, drought, and COVID-19.
The Women’s Refugee Commission is particularly concerned about the rights of Afghan women and girls, which are under severe threat since the Taliban takeover of the country in August 2021, and their ability to access humanitarian services.Read more
Advancing gender equality and promoting resilience across humanitarian response can transform the lives of refugee women, children, and youth.LEARN MORE
The Women's Refugee Commission advocates for gender equality across humanitarian response to ensure equal access and opportunity for all, increase dignity and well-being, and promote long-term self-reliance.
We advocate for approaches in humanitarian response that build the resilience of refugee women, children, and youth by strengthening and investing in their assets, skills, and capacities.
Our system of internal accountability at WRC measures our successes and challenges in achieving our strategic priorities of gender equality and resilience-based approaches.