The Women's Refugee Commission advocates for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people, including those seeking asylum—bringing about lasting, measurable change.
Through research and fact-finding field missions, the WRC identify critical problems that affect displaced women, children and young people, including gaps in lifesaving reproductive health care, lack of dignified livelihoods for refugees and, in the U.S., the treatment of asylum-seekers. The WRC document best practices and propose solutions, and develop innovative tools to improve the way humanitarian assistance is delivered in refugee settings. On Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and with humanitarian organisations, governments and donors, this organisation pushes for improvements in refugee policy and practice until measurable long-term change is realised.
Grassroot Diplomat is assisting the main headquarters of WRC in New York in managing and re-formatting its digital communication resources to allow better access to training materials on maternal healthcare to parts of Africa.