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Women and girls face unique challenges in displacement, including greater risks of gender-based violence and increased barriers to accessing work, education, and adequate health care. Displaced women and girls know best what they need during times of crisis, and these needs must be accounted for in humanitarian response planning.

Refugees International identifies the systemic challenges confronting displaced women and girls during humanitarian emergencies and advocates for holistic programming that recognizes their needs.

Issue Brief

Futures In The Balance: Taking Action To Ensure Afghan Women’s and Girls’ Rights Under Taliban Rule

Report

“Now, There is Nothing Safe”: A Roadmap for Investing in Afghan Women and Girls

Advocacy Letter

Lifesaving Humanitarian Response for Women and Girls in Afghanistan: An Urgent Call for U.S. Action

Statement

Refugees International Alarmed by Humanitarian Crisis in Tigray, Effects of Conflict-related Sexual Violence

Statement

Marking 2 Years of Taliban Oppression: Statement from the U.S. Policy Advocates for Afghan Women and Girls

Statement

Refugees International Applauds Mahbouba Seraj’s Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Opinion

Newsweek: Pakistan Must Stop Deporting Afghan Refugee Women to a Gender Apartheid State

Opinion

The Hill: The U.S. Must Honor its Promises to Afghanistan’s Women Journalists

Blog

This Pride Month, We Must Pay Attention to Displaced Trans Women

Advocacy Letter

NGOs Urge President Biden to Prioritize the Relocation of Afghan Women from Pakistan

Advocacy Letter

Advocates Demand Urgent Action to Support Afghan Women and Girls Following New Restrictions on Women’s Rights and Humanitarian Aid

Advocacy Letter

Joint Statement from the U.S. Policy Advocates for Afghan Women & Girls Working Group

Event

Afghan Women Refugees Two Years On: Where Are They Now?

Event

Her Stories: 11 Years of War in Syria

Event

Global Women & World Refugee Day: Feminist Perspectives on the Response to the Crisis at the U.S. Southern Border

Commentary

It’s Time for the UN to Prioritize South Sudanese Women

Perspective

Meet Marwa Dashti, Afghan Refugee and Aspiring Journalist

Perspective

#ChooseToChallenge the Status Quo: Displaced Women Share Their Hopes for the Future

Featured Image: A Rohingya girl in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. © AP Photo/Wong Maye-E