In the run-up to and during the December 2021 UNHCR High-Level Officials Meeting, Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL) co-founders led and participated in important dialogues with officials and other stakeholders on topics including refugee participation in decision-making, age, gender and diversity, and other issues. Anila Noor moderated three events and sessions tied to the High-Level […]
The WRMC talked with Council member and independent Canadian Senator Ratna Omidvar to discuss how the international community can better respond to the needs of refugee women and girls, empower them as agents of change, and confront systemic issues of discrimination.
In this feature from Carleton University, WRMC President Fen Hampson discusses the Council’s partnership with GIRWL as well as work to develop secure online communication and engagement platforms for refugees.
During a panel discussion on climate change — on the day that the COP 26 climate change conference would have begun — WRMC Chair Lloyd Axworthy said that new networks and coalitions are needed to respond to the confluence of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and a breakdown of governance that will lead to increased […]
WRMC President Fen Osler Hampson spoke at the launch of the Action Network for the Forcibly Displaced — Women as Agents of Change on 27 October 2020. The new network is a direct result of the Council’s call for a Global Action Network on Forced Displacement in A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee […]