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Posted by The IRC on November 13th, 2014
In refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border, the IRC is working with adolescent girls to tackle issues such as early marriage and domestic violence, and to help them build a brighter future. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 20th, 2014
For Syrian refugees like Zaeemah, daily life is a desperate struggle. The IRC's new report sheds light on the chronic abuse and harassment experienced by Syrian women and girls over the past three years inside their homes and communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 19th, 2014
Take a look at our special feature based on a recent report that brings to light the voices of Syrian women and girls and the barriers they face. Experience a typical day through their eyes. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 19th, 2014
Syrian women and girls speak out about their daily struggle to survive. Our new video brings to the daily barriers they face. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 19th, 2014
Exploitation and harassment is a daily reality for Syrian women and girls. In our new report on Syrian women and girls, one in three Syrian refugee stated that they felt too scared or overwhelmed to leave their homes at all. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 18th, 2014
A new report from the IRC gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action in protecting their rights. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 16th, 2014
A group of 15 young Syrian women decided to have the "difficult talk" with their husbands through a social therapy workshop organized together with the IRC and Lebanese performer and social therapist Sabine Choucair. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22nd, 2014
The IRC is responding to the influx of new arrivals in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda, where Dr. Catherine Ndekera, the IRC’s health coordinator, reports on the situation. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19th, 2014
Meet one of the IRC’s many humanitarian heroes: Mahab Madani. Madani works for the IRC's protection programs that provide legal information and services to people affected by conflict. She says, "there is a feeling that what we are doing is contributing to making the world a better place." more »
Posted by The IRC on August 12th, 2014
The IRC is working to strengthen the network of health care workers in Somalia to better protect survivors of sexual assault. Specially trained health staff is critical in a country where women and girls face challenging conditions due to the widespread violence, insecurity and displacement caused by two decades of conflict. more »