Due to embedded power inequities, the voices of persons with lived experience of displacement are often minimised or silenced across humanitarian, governance and academic sectors, writes GIRWL co-founder Anila Noor, proposing a model for meaningful partnership that goes beyond consultation.
The 2019 Global Refugee Forum was significant for its inclusion of refugee representatives, writes GIRWL co-founder Najeeba Wazefadost. There is much to be learnt by paying close attention to the speeches they gave – that is, by really listening to their voices.
Published by the Global Refugee-Led Network and written by Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL) Co-founders Shaza Alrihawi, Anila Noor and Najeeba Wazefadost, with John Bolingo Ntahira and Christa Kuntzelman. With few exceptions, refugees have historically been excluded from systematic and meaningful inclusion in high-level governance areas of policy- and decision-making (Harley 2021). The exclusion […]