Building Resilience for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender

When a crisis strikes, the first responders are locals who are already present, familiar with local norms, fluent in local languages, and intimately acquainted with the community’s needs and human resources. The Women’s Refugee Commission works to build the resilience of communities to absorb future shocks caused by crises. We research and support community-based models of service delivery, focusing on often-marginalized populations, with the goal of transitioning from priority sexual and reproductive health services provided at the onset of a crisis to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services as soon as possible.