Disability Inclusion

Of the more than 70 million people who are displaced worldwide, approximately 14 million are people with disabilities. Refugee women, children, and youth with disabilities are often excluded from vital services, including those that address gender-based violence, programs for adolescents and youth, and education on sexual and reproductive health care. The Women’s Refugee Commission’s disability inclusion work involves identifying what works for refugee women, children, and youth with disabilities; advocating for their inclusion across all humanitarian programs and services; strengthening the leadership of organizations of women with disabilities in humanitarian action; informing and influencing resilience-based approaches in humanitarian settings; and improving accountability.