WRR works towards a whole-of-society and gender-responsive approach to decision-making in the field of mobility and displacement. Our team is actively advocating for the refugee women’s rights and opening up channels for their voices at various international, regional and national forums with our team.
WRR Publication on OECD forum
Despite making up 50% of the world’s refugees and migrants, gender is rarely considered as part of the challenge for displaced women. Mina Jaf, Founder & director of Women Refugee Route, says that the realities of a woman’s experience as a refugee or migrant must be recognised and integrated into policy making.
WRR at the UN Security Council
On May 15, WRR’s founder Mina Jaf gave a statement to the United Nations Security Council on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.
The statement was given as part of the Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict, which is a debate that is helddebate held twice a year. The invitation to give a statement was WRR’s opportunity to stress the need for greater support to victims of sexual violence in conflict from NGOs on the ground.
Read the full statement here.
WRR at the Feminist Forum Week in Brussel
In March, Mina Jaf was invited to speak at the “Feminst Forum Week”, organised around the International Women’s Day 2017, in a session on the right to asylum and the situation of refugee women. During her intervention she urged participating Members of the European Parliament, relevant stakeholders and representatives of other NGOs and institutions, to use their power and influence to give refugee women more opportunities to raise their concerns and needs towards decision makers. She claimed that everyone has a certain amount of power, which one must use to empower others.
Please find more information on the Feminist Forum Week here.
WRR at the UN Women’s Youth Forum
On 11 March 2017, the UN Women’s Youth Forum took part of the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. WRR was represented by one of our team members, who exchanged ideas with young delegates from all over the world.
“Let’s put power back into women empowerment”
Read more about UN Women and their work for refugee women here.