On International Women’s Day we celebrate refugee women who have overcome incredible obstacles to help themselves, their families and their communities.
This International Women’s Day, meet five female Refugee Congress delegates who are inspiring change in their communities and beyond, and find out why Women’s Day is so important to them.
Happy International Day of the Girl! Today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reaffirms its commitment to women and girls, who make up about half of all people forced to flee their homes. With generous donor support, UNHCR helps women and girls transform the losses they’ve endured into opportunities for a brighter future.
Let us not forget that most people of our concern live far from a world in which women are treated equally and without discrimination.
Nine years into the war in Syria, Syrian refugee women continue to create opportunities from very little, overcoming some of the most difficult situations to protect their families and achieve their goals. This International Women’s Day, we pay tribute to their incredible strength and resilience.
These women are the breadwinners of their families – the soul caregivers – their children’s only hope at survival. And they are Syrian refugees.
Climate change is the defining crisis of our time. This Earth Day, learn about the refugee women who are leading on climate action in their communities.
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). Learn about LGBTIQ+ refugees and their journeys to safety.
Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
On this International Day of Families, here are stories of refugee families who found hope through love, comfort and stability in each other despite facing perilous circumstances.
Landmines and explosive remnants of war claim thousands of lives each year. On International Mine Awareness Day, here are some key things you should know about how they impact refugees and internally displaced people.
On this International Day of Living Together in Peace, we're sharing the inspiring stories of refugees positively impacting the communities they now call home.
This International Women’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of women whose strength and resilience serve as inspiration for people around the world.
On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi honors the resilience of LGBTIQ+ refugees and asylum-seekers.
This World Creativity and Innovation Day, we want to share five awe-inspiring women who are using their artisanship to provide for their families, support their communities and empower each other.
A shocking 77 countries criminalize same-sex acts. In five countries, the punishment is death. LGBTI people can also struggle to find acceptance with those closest to them — their family. Sadly, many have no safe place to call home. With nowhere to turn, many LGBTI people flee in search of safety, but that brings other dangers. As a result, LGBTI refugees are among our world’s most isolated, brutalized people. By supporting USA for UNHCR, caring Americans are providing a lifeline.
On International Women's Day we celebrate the incredible resilience of refugee women and girls around the world. Despite hardships and trauma endured, refugee women are the lifeblood of their communities.
Today on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re celebrating three women who are overcoming remarkable challenges to pursue their respective fields.
Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the lives and rights of refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls, UNHCR warns on International Women’s Day.
On International Women’s Day, we are shining the spotlight on five remarkable stories of women who have gone the extra mile to welcome and empower refugees in the United States.
In refugee communities, women and girls play an important role in implementing healthy practices and helping those in need. On World Health Day, check out these five ways refugee women and girls are making the world a healthier place.
Meet three refugee women overcoming extraordinary challenges to support their families and communities during the pandemic.
Women and girls like Sandrine are the lifeblood of their family and community, but a lack of opportunity and resources limits their ability to gain independence.
UNHCR High Commissioner states that the empowerment of women is vital to better resolve a multitude of problems facing the world.