Reports are at the heart of the Women's Refugee Commission’s advocacy. We produce groundbreaking reports on issues that have been ignored, such as reproductive health, disabilities and the links between livelihoods and violence against women. We produce assessments based on visits to refugee settings. Our reports include research findings, analysis and recommendations that will lead to meaningful changes in policy and practice. We also publish manuals and tools that guide humanitarian workers as they develop and implement programs.

Adolescent Girls

Adolescence is a critical time for girls: it is a unique opportunity to inspire and empower girls in the pivotal period between 10 and 19 years old. But when conflicts or crises displace adolescent girls from their homes, families and schools, they are thrown into peril.

Children and Youth

Our youth program works to ensure that displaced children and youth have opportunities to learn and grow so they can contribute to their communities and be able to one day support themselves and their own families.


Resources for addressing the needs and maximizing the potential of refugees and displaced persons who have disabilities. This includes the first major report on the subject, as well as field tools and practical guidance for field staff.

Gender Issues

It is essential to include women, girls, boys and men in refugee programs and decision-making, whether about reproductive health, livelihoods or promoting gender equality.

Cash and Livelihoods

Our cash and livelihoods program works to ensure that displaced women and girls have safe economic opportunities to meet their basic needs, to recover from crisis and conflict, and to achieve self-reliance.

Migrant Rights & Justice

All individuals have the right to seek asylum and protection from persecution. We develop practical solutions and tools for accessing protection and creating resilient communities, advocating for fair, accessible, and humane refugee and migrant policies and practice. 

Refugee Protection

Read our reports on refugee protection, trafficking, abuse and exploitation of refugees.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Read reports and manuals on: maternal and newborn health; family planning; sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS; and gender-based violence in refugee settings.

Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE)

After we conducted global research on the dangers faced by women collecting firewood in refugee settings, we produced guidelines to ensure safe access to cooking fuel. Read our reports and guidelines.

Gender-Based Violence

We advocate for measures to protect at-risk populations and to ensure survivors’ access to medical care including: emergency contraception, postexposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection and psychosocial counseling. This minimum level of care should be available from the earliest stages of a humanitarian crisis.