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Domestic Violence

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 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 22nd, 2014
Refugee youth from Syria created a series of short animations during a film workshop organized by the International Rescue Committee in Jordan aimed at raising awareness about violence and discrimination. 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 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 June 12th, 2014
Hear from 2014 InterAction Humanitarian Award winner Séraphine Nsekanabo Musanga, who works with an IRC-supported grassroots organization in an area of eastern Congo that has endured years of conflict and widespread violence against women. more »
Posted by giselle benatar on April 17th, 2014
Acclaimed photojournalist Lynsey Addario shows through photos and video how women in Congo are defying the odds to become powerful agents for change in their communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 21st, 2013
Heidi Lehmann is director of the IRC's women's protection and empowerment programs. In a new video for the NoVo Foundation, she shares her motivation for being part of the movement to end violence against women and girls. more »