• Sexual & Reproductive Health

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    Refugee Girls: The Invisible Faces of War

    The untold story of the millions of refugee girls whose voices are almost never heard. This is the result of a multi-year project dedicated to late executive director Mary Diaz.

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    Resource Kit: Disabilities Among Refugees & Conflict-Affected Populations

    A companion piece to the report "Disabilities among Refugees and Conflict-affected Populations," this resource kit provides practical guidance for UNHCR and humanitarian agency field staff. Major recommendations include making refugee camps accessible to people with disabilities and ensuring that they have full and equal access to the mainstream services that other refugees receive.
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    Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health Cheat Sheet

    Women’s Refugee Commission and the International Planned Parenthood Foundation on behalf of the IAWG on reproductive health in crises, December 2009.

    The 2009 revised “cheat sheet” summarizes the objectives and activities of the Minimum Initial Service Package (`) for reproductive health in crises as outlined in Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: An Inter-agency Field Manual. The front page notes the objectives and the back page contains a matrix that maps minimum versus comprehensive reproductive health services and an outline of the content of the IAWG reproductive health kits.

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    What is the MISP and why is it important?

    Women's Refugee Commission on behalf of the IAWG on reproductive health in crises, December 2009.

    This document summarizes the importance of implementing the MISP at the onset of every emergency as advocacy messages for policy makers.

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    Iraqi Refugee Women and Youth in Jordan: Reproductive Health Findings

    A Snapshot from the Field

    The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children saw firsthand the terrible difficulties that displaced Iraqi women and children face on a mission to Jordan in June 2007. We were presented with a picture of a refugee population that has limited or no access to health care, including prevention of and response to gender-based violence, safe delivery services, including emergency obstetric care, family planning and prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS--the four areas of reproductive health care.

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    Listening to Youth: The Experiences of Young People in Northern Uganda

    In May 2007, the Women's Commission visited northern Uganda to meet young people and gather their opinions and ideas with respect to the five themes of the Machel Study 10-year Strategic Review: consequences of the conflict; coping strategies; participation in decision-making; peace and reconciliation; and recommendations for the local, national and international community.
    Also available: Summary Report, Report to contributors (English), Report to contributors (Luo)

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    "We Want Birth Control": Reproductive Health Findings in Northern Uganda

    The Women's Commission and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conducted a reproductive health (RH) assessment among the conflict-affected populations of northern Uganda in February 2007. Northern Uganda has been embroiled in a civil war for almost 20 years, resulting in the displacement of approximately 1.5 million people. The assessment team visited the districts of Kitgum and Pader and also visited a youth center and clinic in Gulu. In general, the findings revealed that although some basic services were in place, many were sorely lacking.
    Also available: A follow-up to group discussions, Summary report and Report to contributors (Luo)

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    Untapped Potential: Displaced Youth

    A four-pager on our displaced youth program. Youth, a stage of life marked by uncertainty, change and challenge, is a time of enormous potential, enthusiasm and energy, when young people make choices based on available opportunities to plan for their transition to adulthood.

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