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Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

A humanitarian and human rights crisis is rapidly unfolding in Afghanistan as the country once again falls under Taliban rule. The lives of human rights activists, particularly women’s rights defenders, are at risk.

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Welcome With Dignity

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.

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WRC Statement

WRC welcomes the release of the US National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, which sets the stage for the path ahead for US foreign policy and programs in humanitarian crises

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WRC in the News

WRC’s Cassondra Puls and CARE Colombia write in ReliefWeb about the risks women and girls face every day at the Colombia-Venezuela border, including gender-based violence.

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Advancing gender equality and promoting resilience across humanitarian response can transform the lives of refugee women, children, and youth.

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Gender Equality

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.

Resilience-Based Approaches

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.

Measurement and Learning

Our system of internal accountability at WRC measures our successes and challenges in achieving our strategic priorities of gender equality and resilience-based approaches.