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International Rescue Committee, Women's Refugee Commission

New York, New York

International Rescue Committee, Women's Refugee Commission was awarded $2,355,000 between 1991 and 2013, including 9 grants in Human Rights and Population & Reproductive Health.


2013 • 1 year, 3 months • Population & Reproductive Health

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.


2011 • 3 years, 2 months

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.


2011 • 2 years, 1 month • Population & Reproductive Health

The Women’s Refugee Commission will build upon and publicize the Mama social media maternal health campaign and online community. The purpose of the technology-related grant is to attract more users to the Mama platform, enhance its training features, and develop advocacy materials for frontline maternal health workers.


2009 • 2 years, 3 months • Population & Reproductive Health

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


2000 • 3 years • Human Rights

In support of general operations (over three years).


1997 • 3 years

In support of general operations (over three years).


1994 • 3 years

To increase the safety and well-being of women and children refugees (over three years).


1992 • 1 year

To support public education and policy development to improve the living conditions of refugee women and children (over two years).


1991 • 1 year

In support of general operations.

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