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.
WRMC Chair Lloyd Axworthy joined the Conference Board of Canada to discuss the global refugee system, how Canada’s generally positive political and social approach has helped our country take the lead in creating new and innovative ways to support refugees.
The World Refugee & Migration Council’s new report on the global response to forced displacement finds political will in short supply, with dangerous backsliding by governments, increasing xenophobia and buck-passing of responsibility.