IRC in the News
The 2014 theme for the 2014 United Nations' International Women's Day, "Equality for women is progress for all," underscores the fact that a better world for women is simply a better world for everyone.
Women and young girls are struggling daily in the Central African Republic. Sectarian violence has left hundreds of people dead. But the women who survive live in constant fear of attack, according to the International Rescue Committee.
Those caught in conflict and natural disasters are part of growing trend exemplified by Syria, South Sudan and the Philippines.
International Rescue Committee President David Miliband said the numbers of displaced Syrians is staggering. He said of the country's 22 million people, one in two Syrians has been displaced from their homes since the civil war began nearly three years ago.
Aisha Bain, advocacy adviser for the International Rescue Committee's Women's Protection and Empowering Unit, told Thomson Reuters Foundation that there was enough data on gender-based violence to act swiftly and effectively.