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At a glance: How the IRC helps women and girls
May 10, 2012 by The IRC
|A Somali woman and child in Eastleigh, a neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, that is home to an estimated 120,000 refugees. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
In all of our humanitarian programs, the International Rescue Committee is committed to the full empowerment and participation of women and girls.
Last year the IRC:
- Counseled and cared for nearly 16,000 survivors of sexual violence and trained 590,000 women, men and children to lead prevention efforts in their communities.
- Supported 2,255 schools attended by 420,000 students, 193,000 of them girls.
- Helped 192,000 women deliver healthy babies in IRC-supported clinics and hospitals.
- Created or obtained over 8,300 jobs for women and young women.
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