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.
Marking the end of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, this highly interactive virtual conference will bring together women refugees from around the world at a critical moment, leading discussions on topics of gender-based violence
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 […]
Read the final report from our virtual conference with the Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL) network on June 9, 2020.
Women and girls are the most vulnerable members of refugee and migrant communities worldwide. They also represent the vast majority of world’s refugee and migrant populations. During the COVID crisis, many of their basic needs have gone unmet as humanitarian aid organizations and health workers have been forced to retract or suspend service delivery because […]