Women’s Refugee Commission

(also named Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children)

Linked with International Rescue Committee IRC.

The Women’s Refugee Commission was established in 1989 to address the particular needs of refugee and displaced women and children. The Women’s Refugee Commission is affiliated with and is legally part of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and does not receive direct financial support from the IRC (down of each page).

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Addresses: 1): Women’s Refugee Commission, 122 East 42nd Stree, New York, NY 10168-1289, USA;
2): Women’s Refugee Commission, c/o International Rescue Committee, 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 505, Washington, DC 20036, USA;
Contact.

About /How we work: Through research and fact-finding field missions, we identify critical problems that affect displaced women, children and young people, including gaps in lifesaving reproductive health care, lack of dignified livelihoods for refugees and, in the U.S., the treatment of asylum-seekers.

We document best practices and propose solutions, and develop innovative tools to improve the way humanitarian assistance is delivered in refugee settings. On Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and with humanitarian organizations, governments and donors, we push for improvements in refugee policy and practice until measurable long-term change is realized …

… Our Mission:

  • The Women’s Refugee Commission advocates vigorously for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people – bringing about lasting, measurable change.

Who Are We?:

  • The Women’s Refugee Commission has a diverse professional staff of 30. The Women’s Refugee Commission’s board of directors and advisors include women working at senior levels in human rights and refugee organizations, as well as in education, medicine, law, journalism, government and communications. Many of them are former refugees. Our organization was founded in 1989 by Liv Ullmann, Catherine O’Neill, Susan Martin and others. The Women’s Refugee Commission is affiliated with and is legally part of the International Rescue Committee, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, but does not receive direct financial support from the IRC …

… What Do We Do? … (full text).

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