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Posted by The IRC on March 25th, 2015
Explore panoramas of the IRC’s work in refugee camps and cities in Jordan where more than 600,000 Syrian refugees have sought safety. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on March 8th, 2015
With reproductive health services scarce, an IRC-run clinic in Jordan is making sure Syrian refugee women receive the care they need. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 20th, 2015
A new IRC study inquires into the causes of—and solutions to—violence against women and girls more »
Posted by The IRC on January 8th, 2015
"Leaving your homeland and stepping into the unknown is truly terrifying and requires courage just to take the first step," says the IRC's Sawsan Al-Sayyab. She writes about her work in Baltimore providing a "bridge to safety" for refugee women who have experienced violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 11th, 2014
The IRC marks 16 Days around the world. Here's our Storify recap. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 1st, 2014
The IRC's technical advisor Catherine Poulton recently sat with the women and girls in the Central African Republic who face the stark reality of assault, sexual violence and kidnapping on a daily basis. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 28th, 2014
These are the voices of women in the Central African Republic. Since 2013 the already unstable country has descended into chaos and become engulfed by sectarian violence. Approximately 120,000 people have fled the country since December. Reports of sexual violence have increased dramatically. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 25th, 2014
In honor of the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence," which begins Nov. 25, we share 16 ways the IRC works to empower women and girls. more »
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 »