Women in Nepal

Adolescent Girls

Is Germany Failing Female Refugees?

“These things that weren’t expensive to solve, that would’ve gone a long way to improving women’s safety and dignity, were completely overlooked,” says Marcy Hersh, WRC senior advocacy officer.

The Life of Displaced Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia, Tanzania & Uganda

Ethiopia photos are © WRC/Jennifer Schulte

Tanzania photos © WRC/Kathryn Paik

Uganda photos © WRC/Rachael Reilly

Creating Safe Spaces and Strengthening Girls’ Social Assets through Disability Inclusion

This photo essay describes how girls with disabilities (ages 10 – 19 years) are included in program planning and activities run by women’s organizations in the Chechen Republic, Russian Federation.

To view the Russian version of this photo gallery click here.

Создание безопасного пространства и укрепление социальных активов девочек через инклюзию

В данном фото-эссе мы расскажем о том, как девочки с инвалидностью были вовлечены в планирование и проведение мероприятий, реализованных женскими организациями в Чеченской Республике (Российская Федерация).

English photo gallery.

Report on Interviews with Returnee Women and Girls in Herat Provonce, Afghanistan

Sixty returnee women and girls from rural areas of Herat were interviewed between July 26th and August 7th, 2000.

Protecting Children in Armed Conflict: Blueprints for Compliance

This report is a call to action urging the UN Security Council members, the UN System, regional bodies, civil society, and national governments to respond with the resources and remedies proportionate to the grave state of affairs for children in armed conflict around the globe.

Breaking the Code: Building Capacity to Investigate Sexual Abuse and Exploitation by Humanitarians

A Women's Commission investigation in response to a bulletin by he UN Secretary General following reports of sexual exploitation of refugees in West Africa in 2001 and Nepal in 2003.

Caught In the Crossfire: Displaced Colombians At Risk of Trafficking

UN agency reports, NGOS and others have confirmed that Colombians are trafficked into Ecuador for commercial sex work and other forms of forced labor.

Education during humanitarian emergencies: The situation of displaced children and youth in Darfur..

The Women's Commission is partnering with the Population Council to document how education can help protect children in conflict situations. Darfur will serve as the case study for the two-year qualitative and quantitative research study. The research will make the case for increased funding for education from the onset of an emergency to ensure the greatest protective impact.

Halfway Home: Executive Summary

Thousands of children migrate to the United States each year. Many of these children come fleeing war, violence, abuse or natural disaster; others come to reunite with family members already here, or to seek better lives for themselves. They undertake difficult journeys, often across numerous international borders, and often alone.

Refugee Policy Adrift: The United States and Dominican Republic Deny Haitians Protection

Interviews with Haitian women who spent months in U.S. detention before they eventually were denied asylum and repatriated to Haiti.