Most refugees deeply want to provide for themselves and their families—to work, to use their skills, and to make their own decisions about their finances, their lives, and their futures. The Women’s Refugee Commission works to ensure that humanitarian programs provide refugee women and youth access to cash assistance opportunities and to help them safely earn a living. This, in turn, increases refugees’ self-reliance and resilience.

Our Work

Our economic empowerment and self-reliance work involves developing guidance on cash assistance and livelihoods opportunities for refugee women, as well as building refugees’ self-reliance and resilience.