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Promoting Refugee Self-Reliance through United States Global Leadership: Recommendations to the Incoming Biden Administration


With the number of refugees at record levels, it is critically important for refugees to be able to exercise their right to self-reliance. The United States has a vital role to play globally and through its own policies and programs. As a co-chair of the Refugee Self-Reliance Initiative, the Women’s Refugee Commission worked with partners to identify the steps the Biden administration should take early on to strengthen refugees’ opportunities to achieve self-reliance.

Women Economic Empowerment and Self-Reliance