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Posted by The IRC on May 14th, 2015
The IRC and its partners are helping to make sure Syrian refugees find a way to heal and cope with their new lives. In collaboration with WomenOne, the IRC recently conducted a media-skills workshop where young women were taught how to use video to express themselves and tell their stories to the world. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on May 7th, 2015
As Burundi suffers ongoing political unrest, mothers do their best to make a better life for their children and country. The IRC's Sophia Jones recently spoke with some of them and shares their stories. more »
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 »

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