WRR at OECD Forum 2018

For this year’s OECD Forum (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development), Mina Jaf was invited to participate in a panel on “Integrating Migrants”. Besides the discussion, WRR also took part in the Civil Society Café, sharing our perspective as an NGO with officials and other civil society actors. Over the course of two days, we […]

Comment: Second Revised Draft Global Compact on Migration

With regard to the Second Revised Draft of the Global Compact on Migration, published at the end of May 2018, Women Refugee Route’s Advocacy Team has come up with a set of observations and questions: Second Revised Draft GCM Comments WRR. The Draft serves as a basis for the Fifth Round of negotiations taking place in New York […]

Comment: 2nd draft of Global Compact on Refugees

With regard to the second traft of the Global Compact on Refugees, published earlier this month, Women Refugee Route’s Advocacy Team has come up with a set of comments and questions. Second Draft GCR Comments WRR_EW The second draft of the global compact, which was issued by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi […]

Breaking Stereotypes: Structural change for female advocates

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 Birthday Cake Sale

WRR 2 Year Anniversary

The coming month marks Women Refugee Route’s two year anniversary. We would like to celebrate this occasion  with you in Brussels on 7 March from 18:30 – 21:00 o’clock at Boom Café.

Contribution to Report

Towards the end of 2017, Women Refugee Route was invited to share insights on the position of women in a refugee situation in today’s migration policy and practice. The contribution was part of the Friends of Europe ‘Global Flows: Migration and Security’ report. It takes stock of the efforts made in gender mainstreaming this policy […]

WRR founder & director on Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe

Women Refugee Route’s founder and director Mina Jaf has been named one of the most influential European activists under 30 by Forbes Magazine. “I am honoured to be part of this list and happy to see that topics related to migration and the challenges faced by refugees and asylum seekers, especially women, are gaining more recognition and […]

Season’s Greetings & 2017 Recap

Our latest newsletter is out, featuring some of the milestones in 2017. The WRR team sends you the best wishes for the new year and joyful holidays. Stay tuned… Read more

Award: Mina Jaf receives Women of Europe Award 2017

  Women are not here to follow – We are here to lead! On Wednesday, 29 November 2017, Mina Jaf was awarded the Women of Europe Award 2017 in the category “Women in Youth Activism”. The awards are organised by the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby, and are handed out annually to honour women […]

Event: How Europe takes forward Refugee Compacts – A girl child perspective

Women and girls who flee conflict, crisis and natural disasters, or who migrate for other reasons, such as domestic violence or poverty, face specific threats, including human trafficking, exploitation and sexual violence and a denial of their basic human rights. Yet there is a lack of interest and understanding for the specific situation of women […]