WRC in the News

Women's Refugee Commission's Savitri Arvey spoke to the Associated Press about how she's struggled to explain recent US policy changes to migrants at the US-Mexico border.


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.


WRC's Research on Adolescent Girls

View the Sibling Support to Adolescent Girls in Emergencies (SSAGE) Resource Hub, a collection of key project materials and tools to support humanitarian actors in their work with adolescent girls and their families.


WRC in the Field

WRC’s Kellie Leeson and Dale Buscher join RefugePoint’s Amy Slaughter as authors of “Measuring and Facilitating Self-Reliance,” in the 71st issue of the Forced Migration Review, highlighting self-reliance programming and the measurement of self-reliance outcomes.


The Women’s Refugee Commission responds to crises that affect refugees and displaced people by advocating for the rights of women, children, and other marginalized populations. 

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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.

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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.

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


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.