“It is time for an honest appraisal and an urgent call to action for governments and stakeholders to stretch out, to make the refugee response system fair, effective and efficient for refugees and governments alike. We must protect those fleeing danger, supply host country needs, alleviate citizens’ fears, hold those leaders generating displacement accountable and re-establish international cooperation.”
WRMC Chair Lloyd Axworthy marks World Refugee Day as 100 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced.
The upcoming Summit of the Americas offers an opportunity for governments and other stakeholders to jointly tackle the issue of international migration. This is an issue that affects every country in the region and an issue that cries out for joint, coordinated action.
World Refugee & Migration Council partner Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL) is a group of refugee women-led initiatives, networks, and advocates that works with and for refugee women to:
- Increase refugee women participation in shaping policies;
- Build refugee women’s capacity to engage locally, nationally, regionally and globally; and
- Strategically advocate for and promote inclusive human rights approaches to forced displacement.