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Breaking down barriers

Women and girls—worldwide, but especially in crisis zones—face violence, discrimination, and a lack of opportunities that threaten their lives and rob them of their potential.  But with the right support they can change their futures.

When men and women and boys and girls enjoy the same rights and opportunities, everyone benefits.  And when they are empowered to reach their potential, women and girls can be powerful agents of positive change. Learn how you can make a difference.

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Empowering women and girls

The International Rescue Committee works to create a world where women and girls are given the chance to succeed. Explore our work.

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