Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders @ UNHCR’s High-Level Officials Meeting

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 […]

Power & The Margins: The State of Refugee Participation

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 […]

16 Days of Activism: Awareness to Accountability

Virtual Conference — 17 December 2021 | 15:00–17:00 CET Watch the recording A virtual event hosted by Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL) in partnership with the World Refugee & Migration Council (WRMC) to mark the end of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence taking place annually from 25th of November (International Day of the elimination of violence […]

Refugee Women: Unpacking Gender-Based Violence — Event Report

Bárbara Romero, Co-founder, Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL) Translated Versions: Arabic Farsi Spanish The conference Refugee Women: Unpacking Gender-based Violence 2020 opened an online space — led by the Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL) and co-hosted by the World Refugee & Migration Council — where refugee women, through their intersectionality, could share their voices on […]