Since 1989, the Women’s Reugee Commission has advocated or policies and programs to improvethe lives o reugee and displaced women, children and young people, including those seeking asylum
bringing about lasting, measurable change.The Women’s Reugee Commission is legally part o the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a non-prot 501(c)(3) organization, but does not receive direct nancial support rom the IRC.
This report was written by Zehra Rizvi o the Women’s Reugee Commission, with contributions rom DaleBuscher. Background research was conducted by Jina Vilmar Krause and Abigail Krumholz. It was editedand designed by Diana Quick. Field interviewers included Noha Aman and Abdoul Raouou Ousmane,and translation was provided by Abdi Karim Ali Mohamed, Amal Haji Mohamud Said, Fatuma GalgaloHassan, Ekhlas Makki Daly, Simon Peter, Andrea Sarwies, Sumayah Shakir Mahmood, Zeinab AbaedAli and Jeylan Kassim Hisu. Mission logistics were managed by the sta o the Psycho Social TrainingInstitute-Cairo (PSTIC).The Women’s Reugee Commission extends sincere thanks to the displaced and at-risk young womenand men who gave their time and voice to this research.This report was made possible through unding by the U.S. Department o State, Bureau o Population,Reugees and Migration. Cover photo © Women’s Reugee Commission/Dale Buscher © 2012 Women’s Reugee CommissionISBN:1-58030-103-7Women’s Reugee Commission122 East 42nd StreetNew York, NY email@example.com
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