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    Women's Refugee Commission Humanitarian Organization Memberships & Operational Partners

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    The Women's Refugee Commission partners with many organizations to carry out its program of research, advocacy and policy change. Below is a list of our organizational memberships and operational partnerships.

    Organizational Memberships

    Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) - Member, Technical Advisory Committee

    Adolescent Girls Legal Defense Fund/Equality Now  - Advisory Board 

    Child Protection in Crisis Learning Network/Columbia University – Steering Committee member 

    Child Protection Working Group - member

    Children and Youth Economic Strengthening (CYES, hosted by The SEEP Network) - Member, Technical Advisory Group

    Coalition for Adolescent Girls - member                                                     

    Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally - member 

    CORE group: Advancing Community Health Worldwide – member

    Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement  - Working Group/Advisory Board member     

    Detention Watch Network (DWN) – member 

    Steering Committee Frontline Health Worker's Coalition – member 

    Global Alliance on Clean Cookstoves – member

    Global Health Cluster - member

    Global Protection Cluster-Gender Based Violence Area of Responsibility - member 

    HAP International – member

    Immigrant Children’s Legal Network (ICLN) - member

    IMUMI, Instituto Para las Mujeres en Migracion

    InterAction  - member

    Inter-Agency Standing Committee Gender Reference Group – co-chair  

    Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies - Co-convener, Adolescent and Youth Task Team                               

    Inter-agency Task Force on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse - member 

    Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) for Reproductive Health in Crises – member

    International Association of the Study of Forced Migration – member    

    International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) – member

    International Detention Coalition (IDC)– founding member and Governance Committee member 

    Maternal Health Task Force – member

    National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) – steering Committee member

    Neonatal Health in Humanitarian Settings Working Group – member 

    NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security – member            

    Opportunity Agenda – advisory board on select research on immigration, enforcement, and women 

    Reproductive Health Response in Crises (RHRC) Consortium – founding member

    Safe Access to Firewood and Alternative Energies (SAFE) Reference Group – founder/group facilitator

    U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security - member 

    We Belong Together – advisory board

    Operational Partners

    The Women's Refugee Commission partners with a variety of academic institutions, such as Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center on research; with UN agencies, such as UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and UNFPA, to promote change in policy and practice; and with local and international NGOs, such as Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and International Medical Corps, to test and pilot field practices.

    WRC’s current contractual partnerships include:  

    Danish Refugee Council: Uganda – Pilot project on empowering displaced adolescent girls ages 14-16 years by improving their economic opportunities and social networks through skills building and mentorship. 

    International Medical Corps (IMC): Ethiopia – Research the unique sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs and risks of very young adolescents; pilot project on protecting and empowering displaced adolescent girls ages 10-16 years by creating a safe space through which girls can access services, learn life skills and build social networks and increasing attention on girls’ needs among community leaders and service providers. 

    International Rescue Committee: Tanzania– pilot project on protecting and empowering displaced adolescent girls ages 10-16 years by building their social assets using a safe space model and strengthening community protection mechanisms to support the needs of adolescent girls.  

    Johns Hopkins University: Thai/Burma Border – Research on the unique sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs and risks of very young adolescents

    Katipunan ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas (KAMPI): Philippines – Strengthening groups of persons with disabilities in conflict affected Mindanao to advocate for disability inclusion humanitarian action and development. 

    Nepal Disabled Women’s Association (NDWA): Nepal – Building the capacity of self-help groups of women with disabilities living in Bhutanese refugees camps in Nepal, and raising awareness about the sexual and reproductive health needs and capacities of this group of women. 

    Rehabilitation and Development Organization (RaDO): Ethiopia – Supporting Disability Associations in refugee camps in Jijiga to monitor and advocate for access and inclusion of persons with disabilities in programs such as education, health and livelihoods.

    Save the Children: DRC – pilot project on adolescent sexual and reproductive health Lebanon – Research on the unique sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs and risks of very young adolescents (10-14 years)