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Posted by The IRC on July 22nd, 2014
The International Rescue Committee joins the global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and forced genital mutilation for all girls within a generation. more »
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 21st, 2014
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The IRC is mounting a systematic effort to ensure girls are enrolled and succeeding in Congo’s classrooms, so they can take control of their futures through education, and contribute toward the development of their communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 16th, 2014
With new classrooms and innovative approaches to teaching, the IRC is improving education for children growing up in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. more »
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 10th, 2014
On July 5, Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, met with women who are working with and receiving support from the IRC in eastern Congo. Dr. Biden was on a three-nation tour of Africa focused on highlighting education and other issues facing women and girls. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on June 27th, 2014
With support from the IRC, Patrick Karera overcame a serious heart condition and a difficult childhood in a Rwandan refugee camp to become the first member of his family to graduate from high school. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 16th, 2014
The IRC is marking the Day of the African Child (June 16) on Twitter by sharing the words and photos of children in some of the countries where we work. This year, the celebration is dedicated to education. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 30th, 2014
This April, the International Rescue Committee celebrates the successful completion of nearly three years of educational programming in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. more »
Posted by Elizabeth Hamann on March 26th, 2014
Why in a place that appears in the media to be so volatile would governments and humanitarian actors choose reading as a way to improve the lives of Pakistani children? The answer is surprisingly simple. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 11th, 2014
In a recent video interview, IRC president David Miliband explains how the IRC's new USAID-funded education program, the Pakistan Reading Project, fits in to the IRC's long history of work in the country. more »
Posted by Sue Dwyer on December 13th, 2013
Earlier this year, the IRC established seven schools in northern Syria. Housed in tents, our schools provide a safe space for more than 2,500 displaced Syrian children to learn, play games, make friends and recover from the trauma of war. more »