Moving Beyond Storytelling and Empowering Refugee Women to Lead

Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL) Co-founder Najeeba Wazefadost spoke at the 10 November 2021 meeting of the Action Network on Forced Displacement: Women as Agents of Change, launched by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in 2020. This is an edited version of her remarks. Find out more about GIRWL and […]

Senator Omidvar on Solidarity with Afghan Women

On November 16, 2021, WRMC Member and Canadian Independent Senator Ratna Omidvar delivered opening remarks at the panel discussion “Solidarity with Afghan Women: A Policy Perspective” to discuss the ways Canada can better support Afghan women. Below is a summary of the Senator’s remarks: Horror has taken place in Afghanistan since July and continues today. […]

Afghanistan’s Neighbours Recast Refugee Finance Formula

The US airlift of Afghanistan refugees drew parallels most notably to its post-Vietnam predecessor four decades ago, and the country’s displacement crisis has lingered among the world’s longest running and biggest at 5mn before the Taliban’s return to power. It follows the Syria and Venezuela exoduses, also of historic proportions, with international aid delivery chronically […]