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Posted by The IRC on September 16th, 2014
A group of 15 young Syrian women decided to have the "difficult talk" with their husbands through a social therapy workshop organized together with the IRC and Lebanese performer and social therapist Sabine Choucair. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22nd, 2014
The IRC is responding to the influx of new arrivals in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda, where Dr. Catherine Ndekera, the IRC’s health coordinator, reports on the situation. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19th, 2014
Meet one of the IRC’s many humanitarian heroes: Mahab Madani. Madani works for the IRC's protection programs that provide legal information and services to people affected by conflict. She says, "there is a feeling that what we are doing is contributing to making the world a better place." more »
Posted by The IRC on August 12th, 2014
The IRC is working to strengthen the network of health care workers in Somalia to better protect survivors of sexual assault. Specially trained health staff is critical in a country where women and girls face challenging conditions due to the widespread violence, insecurity and displacement caused by two decades of conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 11th, 2014
The IRC's Rachel Unkovic writes about the dire situation of tens of thousands of Iraqi women, children and men fleeing the violence of Islamic State militants. "I’ll never forget the big eyes of the kids staring at us from the back seats of the cars, exhausted and scared," she says. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 7th, 2014
Begun immediately after birth, breastfeeding cuts in half the chance that babies will die during their most vulnerable period of life, the first 28 days. Yet still, breastfeeding is widely undervalued and poorly practiced. The IRC is working to educate communities about its benefits. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on July 24th, 2014
The International Rescue Committee works with 380 Congolese adolescent girls in Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp, building their life and leadership skills. Adolescent girls should not be viewed as victims: girls can be at the forefront of change in their families and communities when given the opportunity. more »
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 The IRC on July 11th, 2014
The IRC and InterAction recently sponsored two women from Congo to travel to the United States and speak about their experiences working with women's grassroots organizations in their country. Séraphine and Marie Jeannette Nabintu M’Mirindi reflect on their time in America and their work with women and girls in Congo. 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 »

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