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Frequently Asked Questions

The Women’s Refugee Commission is dedicated to improving the lives and protecting the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We are not a grant-making organization and we do not have field operations. If the following information does not answer your questions, please email us at the address provided below. 

What does the Women's Refugee Commission do?

Our mission is to improve the lives and protect 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.

When is your Voices of Courage luncheon, and how can I attend? 

The Voices of Courage luncheon is an annual celebration to recognize refugees who have made the extraordinary achievements to improve the lives of their fellow refugee women and children. The luncheon is generally held in New York City in late April or early May. Visit our luncheon webpage for details on this year's celebration.

Can I work or intern with the Women's Refugee Commission? How do I apply?

Available job positions and internships are listed on the employment page of our website, along with directions on how to apply. Visit our employment page. Please note that we cannot process applications that are not for a specific job or internship that is posted. Please also note that our offices are located in New York, NY, and Washington, D.C. We do not have offices in other countries, and are unable to send interns or volunteers to the field.

I have applied for a position with the Women's Refugee Commission. What is the status of my application?

Because we receive many applications, we cannot reply to every submission. If you have applied for a job or internship with the Women's Refugee Commission, we will contact you if we are considering you for the position. No phone calls please.

Can my organization apply for a grant or partnership with your organization?

As a research and advocacy organization, the Women's Refugee Commission generally does not provide grants or arrange partnerships. The Foundation Center provides information that might be helpful.

I am a refugee who needs to be resettled. Can you help me?

As a research and advocacy organization, the Women's Refugee Commission is not involved in the resettlement process and does not supply direct services. For assistance, contact a UNHCR field office

I am seeking asylum in the United States. Can you help me? 

The Women's Refugee Commission is unable to assist with asylum requests. You can apply for asylum and withholding of removal with form I-589 form the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service or you may wish to find legal representation.

 

Still have questions? Please contact us.