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Yusra Mardini, 2017 Voices of Courage Awards Honoree
Description: The Voices of Courage Awards are presented annually to resilient, resourceful individuals who have a personal and powerful story to tell about the challenges and triumphs experienced by the tens of millions of people who have been displaced by conflict and violence worldwide. Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee now living in Berlin, competed as a member of the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team in the summer Olympics in 2016. Now the youngest UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador, she works to advocate on behalf of refugees, and was the youngest participant at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Swimming still plays an important role in her life, and she is currently training for the 2020 Olympics. Video by Gareth Smit and Andrew Lichtenstein of Kestrel Media. http://www.garethsmit.com/
  08 Jun 2017   1m38s 1 144 0
Halima and Malual, 2017 Voices of Courage Awards Honorees
Description: The Voices of Courage Awards are presented annually to resilient, resourceful individuals who have a personal and powerful story to tell about the challenges and triumphs experienced by the tens of millions of people who have been displaced by conflict and violence worldwide. Halima Mohamud Mohamed is a young Somali woman living in the Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda. She works as a youth ambassador in the camp and mobilizes other youth to engage in sports, cultural dances, and community work. She helps the most vulnerable in her community, particularly survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). She’s a Refugee Ambassador for UNHCR, and has participated in Global Refugee Youth Consultations led by WRC and UNHCR. She is also the vice chairperson for Community Technology Access, where youth are trained in computer use. Malual Bol Kiir, a South Sudanese refugee in Uganda, founded the African Youth Action Network (AYAN), which recruits Ugandan national youths and refugee youths to work together as agents of peace and conflict prevention. He participated in WRC’s and UNHCR’s Global Refugee Youth Consultations that brought together youth from 22 countries to discuss the most pressing challenges they face and their recommendations on how to best address these challenges. Malual is also a member of the advisory panel of experts for the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015) mandated progress study on youth, peace, and security. Video by Gareth Smit and Andrew Lichtenstein of Kestrel Media. http://www.garethsmit.com/
  08 Jun 2017   5m16s 1 105 0
Global Youth Refugee Consultations 2015-2016
Description: UNHCR, the WRC, and partners undertook the first-ever Global Refugee Youth Consultations (GRYC) to amplify youth voices in decisions that affect them and their communities. The GRYC included 1,267 young people who participated in 56 national or sub-national consultations held in 22 countries between October 2015 and June 2016. The final report, We Believe in Youth, outlines 10 challenges identified by refugee youth, Seven Core Actions for Refugee Youth, and recommendations for the full range of actors engaged in humanitarian response. The full report is available for download here: https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/youth/resources/1385-gryc-final-report-sept-2016
  23 Sep 2016   2m58s 4 619 0
Webinar: Adolescent Girls and Safer Livelihoods
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  30 Jun 2016   1h2m24s 2 166 0
Webinar | Safe Livelihoods CLARA Tools
Description: Learn to assess and avoid the risks, including gender-based violence, that refugees frequently face as a result of livelihoods programs. The CLARA tools help humanitarians to identify and mitigate these risks.
  22 Jun 2016   57m19s 1 121 0
Sarah Costa -  Voices of Courage Awards Speech 2016
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  28 Apr 2016   5m27s 1 119 0
Cho Lay Mar, a Voice of Courage for the Displaced in Myanmar/Burma
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  26 Apr 2016   7m16s 2 117 0
Mina Jaf, a Voice of Courage for Refugee Women in Europe
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  26 Apr 2016   7m32s 14 862 0
No Safe Route for Refugee Women
Description: How much should a woman be forced to give up? Refugee women are fleeing violence, yet it can find them at every stage of their journey. With foresight and innovation, humanitarians can keep women safe and protect their ability to rebuild their lives. Produced for the Women's Refugee Commission by Field Studio (www.fieldstudiofilms.com).
  26 Apr 2016   1m16s 18 2544 0
Freedom from Violence for Refugee Women | Women's Refugee Commission
Description: Violence against women and girls doesn't end when they stop running. But refugee women have a right to live free from violence. For more than 25 years, we've listened. We've been their advocates. So their voices are heard. So they can rebuild their lives. Produced for the Women's Refugee Commission by Field Studio (www.fieldstudiofilms.com)
  01 May 2015   1m32s 27 3462 0
The Future Is in Their Hands: Fulfilling the Promise of Refugee Girls
Description: http://www.wrc.ms/adolescentgirls For several years the Women’s Refugee Commission has been finding the most effective ways to protect and empower displaced adolescent girls. Until now, most humanitarian agencies have included girls in initiatives for women or children. But refugee girls need programs and services designed specifically for them.
  26 Jan 2015   3m8s 1 248 0