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International Rescue Committee Women's Refugee Commission

Grants to International Rescue Committee Women's Refugee Commission

  • $260,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The International Rescue Committee, as a member of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG), will carry out a global review of reproductive health among displaced populations. Through a combination of desk review and field missions, the IAWG will assess reproductive health progress since the last global review was completed in 2004 and identify gaps and constraints to help policymakers, program planners, and advocates.

  • $700,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) of the International Rescue Committee is a research and advocacy organization that works to improve the lives and well being of displaced and conflict-affected women, children and youth around the world. The goal of this grant is to ensure that crisis-affected populations in the Great Lakes region of Africa have safe access to appropriate, sustainable, cooking fuel and fuel efficient cooking technologies. Project staff will assess current needs and challenges related to access to sustainable cooking fuel in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) sites and refugee camps in seven countries within the Great Lakes region, with a focus on implications for the environment and the safety of women and children. WRC will then implement a strategy for safe access to sustainable cooking fuel in two IDP sites in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a refugee site in southwest Uganda.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To bridge the gap in reproductive health interventions for displaced women and girls (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded International Rescue Committee Women's Refugee Commission $1,260,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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