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.
Are women and girls seeking refuge in Europe exposed to special risks? A task force of experts says yes.
Despite grave threats to their safety, women and girls on the run are strong, resilient and fiercely determined to survive and thrive.
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.
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.
This International Women’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of women whose strength and resilience serve as inspiration for people around the world.
Recurrent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu province is uprooting civilians and exposing an increasing number of women, girls and men to rape.
GirlForward provides a community of support for girls who have been displaced by war, conflict and persecution through three core programs.
This World Water Day, we are celebrating refugee girls across the globe who work hard every day to collect water in order to keep their families healthy.
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.
On International Women’s Day we celebrate refugee women who have overcome incredible obstacles to help themselves, their families and their communities.
Across the United States, school is in session. Children are strapping on backpacks, sharpening their pencils and studying for exams. But four million refugee girls and boys have nowhere to learn.
Let us not forget that most people of our concern live far from a world in which women are treated equally and without discrimination.
UNHCR High Commissioner states that the empowerment of women is vital to better resolve a multitude of problems facing the world.
Women refugees take up key roles as a community representatives, teachers and even road workers in Bangladesh.
“Resilience is a word used too easily, but with Aunty Rose and Mimi, and later all the women I met in the camp, I found its true meaning." -Giles Duley, from HUMANITY No.12
Syrian refugee women learn the techniques of traditional carpet-making to help distract their minds from the those they left behind.
UNHCR's protection chief Volker Türk highlights the key role of Syrian refugee women at a conference in London.
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.
Mana and Ghalia are starting a driving school exclusively for women in the Dakhla camp to empower young people and foster community spirit.
More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families– or one in four households – are headed by women facing a lone fight for survival, a new UNHCR report reveals today.
Thanks to their parents and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, 350 Afghan girls have completed a year of schooling and are advancing to a new school year.
South Sudanese refugee Naomi Chol, who studies at a school in Kenya funded by Angelina Jolie Pitt, scores high on nation-wide exam.
Malala marks her 18th birthday with renewed commitment to refugees and education, opening a school for 200+ Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon.
These women are the breadwinners of their families – the soul caregivers – their children’s only hope at survival. And they are Syrian refugees.