Refugee Youth Participation and Leadership

Refugee youth are frequently left out of decision-making processes on issues that affect their lives. The talent, energy, and potential of young refugees are vital resources in global efforts to prevent and respond to challenges affecting all refugees. The Women’s Refugee Commission is committed to ensuring refugee youth have a voice in conversations about refugees and their futures. We also partner with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the Global Youth Advisory Council, which brings together young people to make recommendations on addressing challenges and priorities of refugee youth.

Global Refugee Youth Network

The Global Refugee Youth Network (GRYN) is an independent youth-led network that supports young refugees to develop their capacities, empower and help themselves, and lead initiatives to respond to their communities’ needs and advocate locally, nationally, regionally, and globally for the changes they feel are important. GRYN is housed at WRC as part of the organization’s larger effort since 2015 to work with young refugees to create and strengthen mechanisms that empower them.

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