Durable Solutions for Refugees

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Four Takeaways from the 2020 UNHCR Global Trends Report

Four Takeaways from the 2020 UNHCR Global Trends Report  Just in time for World Refugee Day on June 20, UNHCR released their annual Global Trends in Forced Displacement Report. The report highlights trends and changes in forced displacement in 2020 and explores the impact of forced displacement on people around the world. It also calls…
World Refugee Day Spotlight Series 2021

World Refugee Day Spotlight Series

On Sunday, June 20 we celebrated 20 years of World Refugee Day. In recognition of this important milestone we launched a Spotlight Series profiling 20 + refugees, one a day for 20 days leading up to World Refugee Day. The objective of this campaign was to highlight the work of refugee leaders and changemakers who…
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6 Actions You Can Take For World Refugee Day

With 26 million people living with refugee status around the world, global awareness and action are urgently needed to support those fleeing conflict and/or persecution. Here are six actions you can take on World Refugee Day to help shine a light on the global displacement crisis.
Deadly Voyages

Webinar: Deadly Voyages Book Launch

Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe explores the burdens and impact of perilous migration, while considering which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish empathy and protection for migrants.
Book Launch Deadly Voyages

Book Launch | Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe

Join us on Monday, June 7 for a discussion with contributing authors of Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe. Register today!

Fireside Conversation on Refugee Education

Canada is a global trailblazer in feminist international assistance, on girls’ education in conflict-affected contexts, and in providing durable solutions for refugees. This has been demonstrated time again by commitments such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy, the Charlevoix Declaration, and the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.  Recently, Canada once again demonstrated its commitment through…
WUSC at Global Refugee Forum.

One year in: How the WUSC network is fulfilling the pledges we made at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum

It has been a little over a year since we participated in the first-ever Global Refugee Forum (GRF), hosted by the UNHCR in Geneva. The Forum was an opportunity to demonstrate international responsibility-sharing, one of the key principles contained in the Compact on Refugees (GCR). During the event, various international actors, such as States, organizations,…

WUSC elected Co-Chair of newly established Global Task Force on Education Pathways for Refugee Protection

In 2019, there were 26 million refugees around the world, 65% of whom are under the age of 25. Education pathways, such as our Student Refugee Program, offer a unique avenue for displaced youth to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.  Today, only a tiny fraction of the world’s post-secondary education institutions…
How we are working with partners to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic

How we are working with partners to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic

Around the world, nearly 1 in 3 women are affected by gender-based violence (GBV) in their lifetime. While men, women, girls, and boys all experience GBV to varying degrees, women and girls are often disproportionately affected. GBV includes, but is not restricted to sexual, emotional, and psychological violence, early and forced marriage, domestic violence, female…

Webinar: Using a gender lens to address COVID-19 response in refugee settings

COVID-19 has become an unprecedented global crisis. The pandemic and its associated economic crisis have exposed deep structural inequalities around the world, with disproportionate effects on women and girls. This webinar, organized by Women’s Empowerment in Development (WED) Lab at McGill in partnership with the Institute for the Study of International Development, explores current issues around COVID-19…

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