Reports are at the heart of the Women's Refugee Commission’s advocacy. We produce groundbreaking reports on issues that have been ignored, such as reproductive health, disabilities and the links between livelihoods and violence against women. We produce assessments based on visits to refugee settings. Our reports include research findings, analysis and recommendations that will lead to meaningful changes in policy and practice. We also publish manuals and tools that guide humanitarian workers as they develop and implement programs.



Download our manual on livelihoods in humanitarian settings, which provides guidance to organizations to set up viable programs, and reports on the links between livelihoods and violence against women.

Migrant Rights and Justice

Our reports on women, children and families in immigration detention have led to changes in immigration policy and practice in the U.S. Read our landmark studies that have resulted in these changes.

Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE)

After we conducted global research on the dangers faced by women collecting firewood in refugee settings, we produced guidelines to ensure safe access to cooking fuel. Read our reports and guidelines.

Reproductive Health

Read reports and manuals on: maternal and newborn health; family planning; sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS; and gender-based violence in refugee settings.


Read the first major report to address the critical needs of refugees and people displaced within their own countries who suffer from disabilities, and the resource kit that provides practical guidance for field staff.

Children and Youth

Our youth program works to ensure that displaced children and youth have opportunities to learn and grow so they can contribute to their communities and be able to one day support themselves and their own families.

Refugee Protection

Read our reports on refugee protection, trafficking, abuse and exploitation of refugees.

Gender Issues

It is essential to include women, girls, boys and men in refugee programs and decision-making, whether about reproductive health, livelihoods or promoting gender equality.

Guidance Documents

Read our guidance documents that provide key recommendations and guidelines for humanitarian practitioners working in displacement settings around the world.

General Resources

Find out more about the work of the Women's Refugee Commission: read our brochure, fact sheet, achievements and more.

Newsletters & Annual Reports

Read about our work over the years in our annual reports and newsletters.