Women's Refugee Commission

Women’s Refugee Commission’s vision is a world in which refugee and internally displaced women, children and youth:

  • are safe, healthy and self-reliant;
  • have their human rights respected and protected; and
  • inform and drive their own solutions and development.

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) is the only organization solely dedicated to improving the lives and protecting the rights of displaced women and children, conducting fact-finding missions and research to advise international agencies and governments on ways to improve humanitarian responses. WRC advocates for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions through advancing the protection of women in conflict settings. WRC also focuses on women’s safe access to fuel; increased access to justice for US immigration detainees; education and job training for women; and raising awareness of the needs of women refugees and displaced persons with disabilities. WRC also ensures women’s reproductive health is made a humanitarian priority in conflict.