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Women and girls

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Afghanistan. Nigeria. The U.S.-Mexico border. Around the globe—but especially in crisis zones—women and girls face violence, discrimination and a lack of opportunities. But with the right support they can change their futures.

Millions of women's lives have been turned upside down by conflict. Support our work around the world.


Voices for equality

The International Rescue Committee is dedicated to amplifying the voices of independent activists like Razia who are empowering women in their own communities. We are fighting for a world where women have an equal chance to succeed. Learn how.

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Our commitment to women

Two-thirds of the world's refugees are women and children. The International Rescue Committee works in more than 40 countries to help them survive and thrive. Here are highlights of the impact the IRC and our partners have made in a single year.

$1 million

saved by women taking part in IRC village savings and loan groups to meet their families' needs and start businesses.

The IRC provides direct assistance for people as they try to feed their families and find a safe place to live, and we work to improve livelihoods opportunities for long-term economic wellbeing.

See our economic wellbeing work.
1.2 million

people reached through IRC efforts to raise awareness about human rights, protection and gender-based violence.

Each year, millions of people—particularly women and children—are subject to violence and abuse, and struggle to feel safe in their homes and communities.

Read about our protection work
1.6 million

girls and boys received schooling and education opportunities, learning skills that set them up for a better future.

The IRC provides children, youth and adults with safe, quality educational opportunities that help them learn the skills they need to survive crisis and thrive.

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HER-story: Women creating change

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