Durable Solutions for Refugees

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Report Launch Webinar: Assessing Economic Opportunities for Refugee and Displaced Youth in Central Sahel

On June 13, 2023, WUSC collaborated with Expectation State with funding from Mastercard Foundation to organize a virtual event on economic opportunities for refugee and displaced youth. Close to 100 people from different parts of the world participated in the event who were members of civil society organizations, academia, and post-secondary institutions. The aim of…

Film: Who You Were Yesterday 

Around the world, only 6% of refugees have access to higher education, according to UNHCR.  When accessing higher education systems, refugee students are confronted with many challenges, including high tuition fees and living costs, legal restrictions, and strict language requirements.  Increasing access to higher education among refugees is key to building an inclusive and sustainable…

Webinar: Creating Communities of Change: Refugee Youth Leaders Placing Gender Equality at the Heart of their Efforts

Forced to confront the double discrimination of gender and displacement, young refugee women face many unique barriers to accessing health services, advanced education opportunities, and ultimately a seat at the table on discussions that directly impact their lives.  Around the world, in the often overlooked shadow of displacement, refugee youth are coming together to challenge…
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Assessing Economic Opportunities for Refugee and Displaced Youth in Central Sahel

Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger in the broader West Africa context Despite West Africa’s  reputation for stability and economic growth there are a number of significant economic and political crises unfolding in the region. Most recently, the Mali‒Niger‒Burkina Faso tri-border area (Central Sahel) has become one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world.…

Not A Burden”: How This Refugee-Led Organization Is “Cleaning The Perception” Of Refugees Everywhere

Why it Matters : Refugee-led organizations like L’AFRIKANA are able to understand the needs of refugees more intimately than their non-refugee-led counterparts — their story is an opportunity to learn what works and what doesn’t. By Neha Chollangi, Future of Good This journalism is made possible by a partnership with WUSC and the International Forum. See…
The #HerFuture campaign aims to support and advocate for girls' access to education.

Her Future is Now!

From March 5th to March 11th, join the movement to support girls’ education! When young girls are educated, they are equipped with knowledge about their rights that they can confidently exercise, are less likely to be forced into early marriages, and are armed with the tools and information to share their opinions to shape and…
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Digital Skills Training Results in First Paycheque for Women and Girls in Refugee Contexts

Richard Ombina, WUSC Digital Hub and Scholarship Coordinator, is passionate about strengthening education and employment opportunities for young people living in crisis-affected situations. In Kakuma Refugee Camp, Richard works to support young women to earn a livelihood. Some of these individuals have been born within the camp, and others have been driven out of their…

Webinar: Right Where We Belong Book Launch

Can you imagine a world where all young people have access to quality education? In refugee communities, teachers and students are working to make this a reality by transforming their education systems to promote a safe, inclusive, and protective environment for all. On World Teachers Day, WUSC hosted a virtual panel discussion with Sarah Dryden-Peterson,…
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Leading By Example: How One Young Woman’s Hope For The Future Is Inspiring Others To Not Give Up

By: Mercy Ndunge Mwanzia, Communications Liaison Officer, Kenya, WUSC The 11th of October is commemorated globally as a day to draw attention to the obstacles girls encounter while acknowledging their power to define their own futures. While there are many ways the global community can support girls to take back their power, one of the…

“You’re Going To Canada!” – The Words That Start A Journey For Student Refugee Program Students

Most people do not think of a refugee camp as a place to go for better education opportunities. But that is the reality for refugees around the world who are displaced by war, drought, famine, and poverty. Manyang Lual Jok has had a remarkable journey, from leaving his home in South Sudan as a refugee…

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