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Guide to the Women's Refugee Commission Records, 1989-2011

Abstract

The Women's Refugee Commission was established in 1989 as part of the International Rescue Committee. It advocates for laws, policies, and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children, and adolescents.

Collection includes audiovisual materials (interviews, Voices of Courage luncheons, and footage from trips to refugee camps); field and research reports; children, education, and youth program materials; foundation files; former board and commission member files; Reproductive Health program materials and reports; Livelihoods program materials and reports; files from Executive Director Carolyn Makinson; and media binders for the Women's Refugee Commission. Countries represented include Cambodia, Afghanistan, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Thailand, Myanmar, Israel, Guatemala, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Liberia, Kosovo, Iraq, Zambia, Tanzania, the United States, and others. Acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Women's Refugee Commission
Title
Women's Refugee Commission records 1989-2011
Language of Material
English
Extent
46 Linear Feet, 29,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection is organized into several series, each representing different operations within the Women's Refugee Commission.

The Audiovisual Materials series includes tapes in a variety of formats documenting speaking engagements, luncheons, and interviews with WRC staff; raw footage of trips to refugee camps and field visits with refugees around the world; and recordings of testimony and other projects highlighting the experiences of refugee women and children. This series also includes a small section of slides. Access is RESTRICTED: use copies are required for access.

The Printed Materials and Publications series consists largely of the publications and documentation produced by the Women's Refugee Commission staff about refugee conditions in crisis situations around the world. Trip reports constitute a large portion within the series, covering visits to refugee camps in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and United States prisons (where asylum seekers are detained). Also included are public reports and guidelines on issues like domestic and gender-based violence; reproductive health and the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP); armed conflict and its effects on children; and fuel alternatives and strategies. Drafts of publications, newsletters from the WRC, and a small amount of drawings by refugee children make up the rest of this series.

The Children, Youth, and Education series includes a variety of materials from that WRC program, including additional reports and guidelines. A large component consists of reports, meetings, and other files from the Education in Emergencies initiative.

The Foundationsseries includes name files for various foundations, trusts, and charities who support the operations of the Women's Refugee Commission. Also included are name files for former board members and commissioners.

Protection Program is a small series with materials from the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) group and meeting files from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

The Reproductive Health series is a large series with several subseries, all relating to the activities of the Reproductive Health program. One such subseries is the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium's historical documents, which includes meeting files, conference and event materials, annual reports, and some photographs. Another subseries is United States government-funded projects, covering HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence. Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) projects, Thai-Burma border trafficking research, donor files, and subgrantee files make up the remainder of the series. The majority of the Reproductive Health series is restricted.

The Media series consists of newspaper clippings and printouts regarding refugee sitations and the Women's Refugee Commission's coverage in the media.

The Social Protection and Livelihoods series includes program materials and evaluations, with heavy documentation for the Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming (AGDM) Initiative project and its various implementations around the world. Also included in this series are reports and research relating to the Livelihoods program, WRC general information and materials, strategic planning for the group, and board and delegation visits, meetings, and agendas.

The Executive Director Files series includes materials from Executive Director Carolyn Makinson, such as summary reports and correspondence from all of the WRC programs, as well as UN Security Council Resolutions and other WRC-related initiatives.

D.C. Office Files are CLOSED for 20 years (until 2031) unless prior permission is received from the donor. The series includes files on Haiti, Gender, Detention and Asylum, and other programs run through the D.C. office.

Acronyms frequently used in the collection:

  • AGDM: Age Gender Diversity Mainstreaming
  • CSW: Commission on the Status of Women
  • EmOC: Emergency Obstetric Care
  • GBV: Gender-based Violence
  • INS: Immigration and Naturalization Service (US)
  • IRC: International Rescue Committee
  • MISP: Minimum Initial Service Package
  • RH: Reproductive Health
  • RHC: Reproductive Health in Crises
  • RHRC: Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium
  • SIPA: School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
  • UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • WPS: Women, Peace, and Security
  • WRC: Women's Refugee Commission

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Collection is restricted: patrons must have permission to access certain parts of the collection.

In addition, original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Technical Services staff need to produce use copies before contents can be accessed.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

The Audiovisual Materials series includes tapes in a variety of formats documenting speaking engagements, luncheons, and interviews with WRC staff; footage of trips to refugee camps and field visits with refugees around the world; and recordings of testimony and other projects highlighting the experiences of refugee women and children. Formats include: VHS, Hi8 Video, MiniDV, VHS C, Betacam, BetacamSP, DVCam, DVD, and CD. This series also includes a small section of slides.

Box 49 of this series is from Accession 2012-0150

RESTRICTED: Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.

Liv Ullmann, February 8, 1993
Box 1
Public Service Announcements with Liv Ullmann
Box 1
West Africa, August-October 2000 (2 tapes)
Box 1
Liv Ullmann, post-symposium statements, June 10, 1992
Box 1
Delegation to Croatia and Bosnia, September 1992
Box 1
Refugee Experience
Box 1
Voices of Courage Awards, 1999
Box 1
Voices, 1994
Box 1
Luncheon, 2002
Box 1
Sudan, September 1998
Box 1
Assisting Refugee Women
Box 1
Liberty Denied: Asylum and Detention in the U.S., 2003
Box 1
Refugee Families, JFK Library
Box 1
Refugee Women Protection
Box 1
Rape in Bosnia camps, December 17, 1992
Box 1
Women and Protection
Box 1
Liv Ullmann acceptance speech: Voices of Courage Award, 1999
Box 1
U.S. Detention and Asylum
Box 1
Youth Participation Panel: CAC, 2001
Box 1
Portraits, June 1998
Box 1
Hear Our Voices: UN Special Session on Children, 2002
Box 1
Repatriation Symposium: Going Home
Box 1
Ethiopian and Eritrean Delegation, May 29, 1992
Box 1
Children of War, 2000
Box 1
Refugee Youth Speak Out
Box 1
Albania, April 1999
Box 1
Footage from Sudan, August 2003 (2 tapes)
Box 1
Fending for Themselves: Afghan Refugee Children and Adolescents Working in Urban Pakistan
Box 1
Central American Delegation, May 1992
Box 1
Mission to Chad, January 2005 (2 tapes)
Box 1
Refugee Women Forum: CSW Dialogue, 1998
Box 1
Panel for CSW, 2001
Box 1
Refugee Women and Peace, May 2002 (2 tapes)
Box 1
A Child's Right: Education in Emergencies, 2001
Box 1
Dateline: Veil of Tears, March 1999
Box 1
Other Voices, September 1994
Box 1
Voices of Courage, 2002-2003 (2 microcassettes)
Box 1
Luncheon, 1998 and 2000 (2 microcassettes)
Box 1
Cambodian refugee testimony
Box 1
Delegation to Croatia and Bosnia, September 1992
Box 2
Ethiopia delegation, May 1992 (2 tapes)
Box 2
Liv Ullmann: Refugee Public Service Announcements
Box 2
Central American delegation: Carmen Tellazas, March 1992
Box 2
Bravo Arene: Liv Ullmann, March 1999
Box 2
Women Refugee Project, November 1991 (3 tapes)
Box 2
Mary Moran, Public Health: Ethiopia delegation, April 1992
Box 2
Dr. Shana Swiss, November 1991 (2 tapes)
Box 2
Public Service Announcements
Box 3
Molly Meyers: Central American delegation, March 1992
Box 3
Mary Talbot: Central American delegation, March 1992
Box 3
Dawn Calabia interview
Box 3
Dawn Calabia: Central American delegation, March 1992 (2 tapes)
Box 3
Roseanne Murphy, November 1991
Box 3
Pakistan, January 2002
Box 3
Hanoi-Hoa Binh (The Thai People)
Box 3
Mary Anne Schwalbe, November 1991
Box 3
Voices cut: Michael Lerned
Box 3
Voices of Courage Awards, May 2005
Box 3
Mission to Chad, January 2005
Box 3
Mary Diaz, April 2001
Box 3
Voices: Michael Lerned, March 1992 (3 tapes)
Box 4
Women's Commission narration voiceover: Pippa, January 1992
Box 4
Voices of Courage Awards, May 2006
Box 4
Ethiopia delegation slides (tape)
Box 4
Maha Muna, Pakistan, December 2001
Box 4
Voices of Courage Awards luncheon, May 1998
Box 4
Winifred Barby: Liberia; Mary Diaz: Women's Commission, April 2001
Box 4
Voices of Courage Awards, May 2004
Box 4
Somali refugees in Kenya
Box 4
Footage from delegation to Cambodia
Box 4
Hillary Clinton remarks at the Voices of Courage luncheon, May 1999
Box 4
Thailand, October 1997
Box 4
Voices of Courage, May 1999
Box 4
Mission to Chad, January 2005 (3 tapes)
Box 4
Vanessa Redgrave and Wendy Young-Bakersfield, September 1997; Panel discussion, January 1998
Box 4
CSW Dialogue: Women in Armed Conflict, March 1998
Box 4
Slide transfer
Box 4
Vis.T.C., September 1991
Box 4
Women's Commission, November 1998
Box 4
Repatriation, May 1993
Box 4
The Refugee Experience, May 1994 (2 tapes)
Box 4
Women's Commission stills, August 1994
Box 4
Public Service Announcements, January 1997
Box 4
Bellagio Conference, Taking Care
Box 4
Liv Ullmann interview, December 1991 (4 tapes)
Box 5
Liberty Denied: Asylum and Detention in the U.S., May 2003
Box 5
Catherine O'Neill Show, December 2003
Box 5
Kosovo Youth Research Rollout, January 2001
Box 5
Laos, October 1998 (3 tapes)
Box 5
Liv Ullmann Public Service Announcements
Box 5
A Tribute to Mary Diaz, October 2003
Box 5
Voices of Courage: Refugee Youth Speak Out, June 2000
Box 5
Education in Emergencies, 2006
Box 5
Voices master reel, April 1992
Box 5
P. Scott-Women's Commission meeting photographs, Fall 1991 and Fall 1992
Box 5
Shania Suleman (Afghanistan)
Box 5
ORR Conference
Box 5
Dr. Shana Swiss, Part One, 17 Nov. 1991
Box 37
Dr. Shana Swiss, Part Two, 17 Nov. 1991
Box 37
Linda Hartke, Part One, 18 Nov. 1991
Box 37
Ethiopia Delegation, 13 Apr. 1992
Box 37
Ethiopia Delegation Judy Mayotte, 13 Apr. 1992
Box 37
Leo Cherne Repratriation Statement, 8 June 1992
Box 37
Somalia No. 1 Submaster, 3 Feb. 1993
Box 37
Marc Leif Interview with Kiev Chinh Tape No. 3, 31 Mar. 1994
Box 37
Charlie Rose Bosnia Panel, 17 Apr. 1996
Box 37
Mahira Tanovic & Kids, 24 Apr. 1998
Box 37
Portraits, June 1998
Box 37
Women's Commission Voices of Courage Luncheon No. 2, 13 May 1999
Box 37
Voices of Courage Refugee Youth Speakout, 1 June 2000
Box 37
Voice of Courage Awards Backup, 11 May 2006
Box 37
HIL-19 - stills, undated
Box 37
Public Service Spots, undated
Box 37
WC Chad (Tape No. 3), undated
Box 37
No label, undated
Box 37
Day 1 Gulu Training, 2001
Box 38
Iraqi Refugees in Jordan, 2007
Box 38
Interview Nana Apeadu Tape 4, 23 Sept. 1991
Box 38
WRP Hr 3 Susan Forbes Martin, 14 Nov. 1991
Box 38
Anne Goldfried, 16 Nov. 1991
Box 38
Beverlee Bruce, 21 Nov. 1991
Box 38
Dawn Calabia WCRWC, 19 Feb. 1992
Box 38
Mary Talbot Central American Delegation, 26 Feb. 1992
Box 38
Carmen Fellazas Central American Delegation, 5 Mar. 1992
Box 38
Ethiopia Eritrea Delegation, 15 Apr. 1992
Box 38
Voiceover Reel Pippa-Repratriation, 29 May 1992
Box 38
Somalia HR-0, 3 Feb. 1993
Box 38
Liv Ullman PSA, 13 June 1993
Box 38
Women's Commission No. 2 Anne Goldfeld, Lilieu Brown, 25 July 1993
Box 38
Dr. Pat Walker Cambodia 2, 26 July 1993
Box 38
Sierra Leone, 1 Mar. 1996
Box 38
Macenta - West Africa, 1 Mar. 1997
Box 38
Sierra Leone 4, 20 Mar. 1997
Box 38
RW/BUT and Kakuma No. 4, 24 Apr. 1997
Box 38
Pakistan, 1 June 1997
Box 38
Nana Apadeau, Beverlee Bruce, 27 July 1998
Box 38
Day 5 Mahusot Hospital, 23 Oct. 1998
Box 38
April 1999 in Albania, Apr. 1999
Box 38
WC Tributes 1, Catherine Oneill, Bob, Beverly Bruce, 13 Apr. 1999
Box 38
Women's Commission VOC Luncheon No. 1, 13 May 1999
Box 38
BUBANZA, 1 Oct. 2000
Box 38
Burundi Delegation, 1 Oct. 2000
Box 38
WC Interviews, Nama-Sierra Leone, Emil-Kosovo, 17 Apr. 2001
Box 38
Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith, Alxhere Veseli, Ayuba, 17 Apr. 2001
Box 38
Adol Research Presentation Gulu, Uganda, 1 Nov. 2001
Box 38
Afghanistan: Panel, 1 Nov. 2001
Box 38
Gulu Training Kampala, 9 Nov. 2001
Box 38
Maha Muna Pakistan, 1 Dec. 2001
Box 38
Centerfast Children and Women Peshawer Carpentry Kids - Pakistan 2, Jan. 2002
Box 38
Pakistan Peshawer scenes I, Jan. 2002
Box 38
Wess and Quetta City Depot Peshawer Pakistan 3, Jan. 2002
Box 38
Video for 4th Luncheon, Leadership Council on Children in Armed Conflict, 22 Feb. 2002
Box 38
Promoting the Protection and Capacities of Adolescents in Sierra Leone Project-Freetown training, 6 Apr. 2002
Box 38
Sierra Leone-Makeni Research, 15 Apr. 2002
Box 38
Ad Study Sierra Leone Makeni, 24 Apr. 2002
Box 38
Pakistan Rev Cut, 23 July 2002
Box 38
Haiti DR, Sept. 2002
Box 38
Precious Resources Launch Makeni Reintegration Drama, 29 Oct. 2002
Box 38
Precious Resources Launch Makeni Sierra Leone, 29 Oct. 2002
Box 38
Precious Resources Launch Freetown, Sierra Leone 1, Nov. 2002
Box 38
Precious Resources Launch Freetown, Sierra Leone 2, Nov. 2002
Box 38
Sierra Leone Kids In US CAP, Nov. 2002
Box 38
Precious Resources Launch New York City 1, 4 Nov. 2002
Box 38
Precious Resources Launch New York City 2, 4 Nov. 2002
Box 38
Ermias Interview, Ermias, B-roll, Aster interview, 15 Apr. 2003
Box 38
Liberty Denied: Asylum and Detention in the US, 2 May 2003
Box 38
Afghanistan/Pakistan- Peshawar AWN journalist training 1, Oct. 2003
Box 38
Afghanistan/Pakistan 2, Oct. 2003
Box 38
Mission to Chad, 14 Feb. 2005
Box 38
What Happens When I Go To Immigration Court?, 9 Oct. 2005
Box 38
Thailand Delegation 1, 22 June 2006
Box 38
Thailand Delegation 2, 22 June 2006
Box 38
Ban Interview Amman, Jordan, 11 June 2007
Box 38
Suaad Interview Amman Jordan, 11 June 2007
Box 38
Rajaa Interview Amman Jordan, 12 June 2007
Box 38
Random Shots in Iraqi Homes Amman Jordan, 12 June 2007
Box 38
Iraqi Refugee Mother Amman Jordan, 13 June 2007
Box 38
Iraqi Refugee Widow and Young Girl, 13 June 2007
Box 38
Eva Interview Amman Jordan, 18 June 2007
Box 38
City Scenes in Amman, Jordan, 22 June 2007
Box 38
Disabilities Report Launch, 23 June 2008
Box 38
Catherine O'Neil WCRC, 2 Dec., no year
Box 38
Liv Ullman, 11 Dec., no year
Box 38
Uganda Adol in USA, Fall 2001
Box 38
Rwanda Memorial No. 3, undated
Box 38
South Sudan -1199, undated
Box 38
Repatraiation Symposium: Going Home, undated
Box 38
Maryanne's Discourse Tape 3, undated
Box 38
Shogufa 1, undated
Box 38
WCRWC Public Service Spots, undated
Box 38
Refugee Youth Chat 3, undated
Box 38
Soul II Soul Make a Little Difference UNHCR, undated
Box 38
You Are the Only One, undated
Box 38
No label, undated
Box 38
Shogufa 2, undated
Box 38
Sima Wali, undated
Box 38
1999 Voice of Courage Awards: Liv Ullmann Acceptance Speech, 1999
Box 39
A tribute to Mary Diaz, 26 June 2005
Box 39
Desperate and Alone: Refugee Women and Youth in Jordan, 29 June 2005
Box 39
The Health Care Crisis for Iraqi Refugee Women & Girls, 29 June 2005
Box 39
Violence Against Women & Girls in the Iraq Crisis, 29 June 2005
Box 39
Voice of Courage Honoree Shreen Abdul Saroor, 30 June 2005
Box 39
Women's Commission Retreat Tape No. 2, 21 Sept. 1991
Box 39
Women's Commission Retreat Tape No. 1, 21 Sept. 1991
Box 39
Diana Bui, Courtney Pasterfield, Washington, 16 Oct. 1991
Box 39
Dia Cha Interview, Flagstaff, 11 Nov. 1991
Box 39
Dawn Calabia Int., 13 Nov. 1991
Box 39
Dr. Shana Swiss, 17 Nov. 1991
Box 39
Bob DeVeedi NYC, 20 Nov. 1991
Box 39
Catherine O'Neil WCRC, 2 Dec. 1991
Box 39
Dawn Calabia Central American Delegation, 19 Feb. 1992
Box 39
Holly Myers Central American Delegation, 6 Mar. 1992
Box 39
Ethiopia Delegation Judy Mayotte, 13 Apr. 1992
Box 39
Women's Commission Meeting chaired by Dawn Calabra, 13 Apr. 1992
Box 39
Ethiopia & Eritrea Narrative Part 2, 14 Apr. 1992
Box 39
Ethiopia Delegation Anne, 14 Apr. 1992
Box 39
Ethiopia Delegation: Mary Moran, 15 Apr. 1992
Box 39
Central American Delegation, 29 May 1992
(2 copies)
Box 39
Voices, 19 Jan. 1993
Box 39
Liv Ulman of the Women's Commission on Refugees, 8 Feb. 1993
Box 39
Dr. Pat Walker Cambodia, 1 July 1993
Box 39
Ann Gold Feld, Lelieu Brown Cambodia and Landmines, 25 July 1993
Box 39
Women's Commission No. 2: Somalia- Nana Apadeau, Beverlee Bruce, 27 July 1993
Box 39
Judy Mayotte - Sudan and National Sovereignty, 28 July 1993
Box 39
Other Voices, 27 Sept. 1994
Box 39
Women's Commission Amal Protrait, Maha Portrait, 7 Apr. 1997
Box 39
Annual Luncheon Honoring Outstanding Refugee Women, 15 May 1997
Box 39
Ref. Youth Leadership Training DC, Sept. 1997
Box 39
Rwanda Dancers, Transit Camp-Gisenyi, Exteriot prison, Sept. 1997
Box 39
RYLT DC, Sept. 1997
Box 39
Women's Commission No. 2 Gail Furman, Carmen Valeruma, Mary Diaz, 8 Apr. 1998
Box 39
Womens Commission No. 3 Mary Diaz (continued), Beverlee Bruce, Mary Anne Schwalbe, 8 Apr. 1998
Box 39
Meryl Streep, 24 Apr. 1998
Box 39
Portrait: Tserina Yangdon, Julie Nsanzurwimo interviews, 27 Apr. 1998
Box 39
1999 Voices of Courage Awards (Raw Footage), 13 May 1999
(2 tapes)
Box 39
Burandi Bubanza, Oct. 2000
Box 39
A Child's Right: Education in Emergencies, June 2001
Box 39
Maha Muna Pakistan tape 2, Dec. 2001
Box 39
Sierra Leone, 12 Apr. 2002
Box 39
Mission to Chad (Tape 4- Window Dub), 26 Jan. 2005
Box 39
Mission to Chad 1/05 B Roll Pkg, 14 Feb. 2005
Box 39
Mission to Chad: Short Film- Final Cut, 12 Jan. 2006
Box 39
Disabilities Report Launch, 23 June 2008
Box 39
Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon, 7 May 2009
Box 39
Mary Anne Schwalbe, undated
Box 39
Rwanda No. 3 Nyamata, undated
Box 39
Uganda Tape No. 5, undated
Box 39
Uganda Tape No. 6 (North Uganda), undated
Box 39
No. 2, undated
Box 39
Cambodia Delegation 4, undated
Box 39
Cambodia Delegation 6, undated
Box 39
Cambodia Delegation 7, undated
Box 39
Maryanne's Discourse Tape1-3, undated
Box 39
Sierra Leone No. 4, undated
Box 39
The Least of These: Family Detention in America, undated
Box 39
WRC 20th Anniversary Video, undated
Box 39
Liv Ullmann Acceptance Speech, 1999 Voice of Courage Awards, 1999
Box 40
Women's Commission Retreat Tape No. 1, 21 Sept. 1999
Box 40
Dr. Pat Walker, Nov. 1991
Box 40
Maryanne Schwalbe, 9 Nov. 1991
Box 40
Sima Wali Part 3, 18 Nov. 1991
Box 40
IRC Sign and Nana Apadeau, 20 Nov. 1991
Box 40
WCRWC luncheon, 28 Jan. 1992
Box 40
Holly Myers Central American Delegation, 6 Mar. 1992
Box 40
Central American Delegation, 29 May 1992
Box 40
Ethiopia Eritrea Delegation, 29 May 1992
Box 40
Judy Mayotte, Sudan and Children, 15 July 1993
Box 40
Ref Youth Leadership Training DC 4, Sept. 1997
Box 40
Refugee Youth Leadership Training DC 1, Sept. 1997
Box 40
Afghanistan Mary MacMackin Parsa, 12 Oct. 1999
(2 tapes)
Box 40
Ayuba-Liberia, Nadia-Afghanistan, Bengalee-Guinea, 17 Apr. 2001
Box 40
Mary Diaz Interview, 17 Apr. 2001
Box 40
Winifred Barbu, Mary Diaz Interview, 17 Apr. 2001
Box 40
Crisis In Afghanistan, Naomi Wolf, Nov. 2001
Box 40
Zona Stills XFER, 14 Feb. 2002
Box 40
Safety-Luncheon, May 2002
Box 40
Aster Interview, Group Meeting, 15 Apr. 2003
Box 40
Elizabeth Detention Facility, Ermias Interview, 15 Apr. 2003
Box 40
Jean Pierre Intv, Aster Office B-roll, 15 Apr. 2003
Box 40
Wackenhut Broll, Wendy Intru 5, 16 Apr. 2003
Box 40
Wackenhut Broll, Wendy Intru 6, 16 Apr. 2003
Box 40
A tribute to Mary Diaz, Oct. 2003
Box 40
Linda Hartke, undated
Box 40
No. 1, undated
Box 40
Cambodia Delegation 3, undated
Box 40
Dr. Anne G Plus Sina Bieu Part 2, undated
Box 40
Latin American Delegation, undated
Box 40
Refugee Youth Chat 1, undated
Box 40
Refugee Youth Chat 2, undated
Box 40
Refugee Youth Chat 4, undated
Box 40
Women in Detention, undated
Box 40
Danane-Beverlee Bruce, Mary Anne Schwalle
Box 40
Ethiopia Delegation: Asmara Street Children, Mary Moran, undated
Box 40
No label, undated
(4 tapes)
Box 40
1999 Voices of Courage Awards, 1999
Box 41
Malawi Mului Hill, Aug. 1989
Box 41
Footage from delegation to Cote D'Ivoire, Guinea, and Liberia, 25 Apr. 1991
Box 41
Ethiopian and Eritrean Delegation, 29 May 1992
Box 41
Central American Delegation, 29 May 1992
Box 41
Liv Ullman Post-Symposium Statements, 10 June 1992
Box 41
CBS Up to the Minute, 9 Oct. 1992
Box 41
Rwanda Women's Commission, Sept. 1997
Box 41
Luncheon Video Rough Cut, 28 Apr. 1998
Box 41
April 1999 in Albania
Box 41
The Crisis Inside Kosovo, 20 Apr. 1999
Box 41
Hillary Clinton Remarks for WCRWC, 10 May 1999
Box 41
Luncheon, June 2000
Box 41
Voices of Courage Refugee Youth Speakout, June 2000
Box 41
Refugee Women and Peace, May 2002
Box 41
Mary Diaz: A Decade of Leadership, 17 Oct. 2003
Box 41
Mission to Chad, 26 Jan. 2005
Box 41
Fending for Themselves: Pakistan, undated
Box 41
Repatriation Symposium: Going Home, undated
Box 41
The Refugee Experience, undated
Box 41
Urban Refugees video, 2011
Box 49
Voices of Courage luncheon, 2011
Box 49
Women's Refugee Commission general organization video, 2011
Box 49

The Reports series consists largely of the publications and documentation produced by the Women's Refugee Commission staff about refugee conditions in crisis situations around the world. Trip reports constitute a large portion within the series, covering visits to refugee camps in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, as well as United States prisons (where asylum-seekers are detained). Also included are public reports and guidelines on issues like domestic and gender-based violence; reproductive health and the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP); armed conflict and its effects on children; and fuel alternatives and strategies. Drafts of publications, newsletters from the WRC, and a small amount of drawings by refugee children make up the rest of this series.

Box 49 of this series is from Accession 2010-0150.

Folders may include multiple versions of a report, each in a different language. Also, folder titles frequently reflect the subject, location, and date, instead of the full title of each report.

Gender-based Violence Tools Manual
Box 6
Afghan Women and Children, December 2001
Box 6
Refugee and Internally Displaced Women and Children in Serbia and Montenegro, September 2001
Box 6
Participatory Research Study with Adolescents in Northern Uganda, 2001
Box 6
INS Moves Refugee Women from Krome to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Miami, June 2001
Box 6
You Cannot Dane if You Cannot Stand: Rwanda, April 2001
Box 6
Millones No Vistos, Colombia, March 2002
Box 6
Trip reports: Thailand, Lenanon, Tanzania, June 1999
Box 6
Trip reports: Angola, Mozambique, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, 1995-1996
Box 6
Trip reports: Asylum-seekers in U.S. prisons, Tanzania, 1995-1996
Box 6
Reports: Afghanistan, Rwanda, Iranian refugees in Turkey, 1996-2000
Box 6
Reports: Burmese refugees in Bangkok, 2000; Colombia, 2003; Iraqi civilians in Iraq and Jordan, February 2003
Box 6
Field reports: Rwanda, Burundi, Guatemala, 1997-1998
Box 6
Reproductive health: Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, 1997
Box 6
Reproductive health among Burmese refugees in Thailand, December 1997
Box 6
Reports: Asylum-seekers in the U.S., 1997; Assistance to women in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1998
Box 6
Children in Sierra Leone and Rwanda, 1997
Box 6
Women and adolescents in the Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia, etc.), 1998
Box 6
Domestic violence in Lebanon, 1998
Box 6
Reproductive healthcare: Sudanese refugees in Chad, August 2004
Box 6
Reports: Krome Detention Center abuse, Burundi, Colombia, October 2000
Box 6
Kosovo, reproductive health in Tanzania, and violence against Tibetan women, 1998
Box 6
Gender audit of reconstruction programmes in Southeast Europe, July 2000
Box 6
Beijing Platform for Action; Global Survey of Education in Emergencies
Box 6
Gender dimensions of internal displacement, 1998
Box 6
Guidelines on protecting refugee women; reproductive health for youth; emergency obstetric care
Box 6
Livelihood opportunities, 2006-2007
Box 7
Education in Emergencies, 2006
Box 7
Immigration Court guide
Box 7
Fuel efficient stoves, Darfur, 2007; Gender maintreaming at the World Food Programme, 2006
Box 7
Field reports: Thailand, Burma, Rwanda, 2000
Box 7
Mission to Albania and Kosovo, 1999-2000
Box 7
Uganda, Sudan, and Colombia, 1999
Box 7
U.S. children's asylum guidelines, 1998; protection of unaccompanied refugee children
Box 7
Adolescents affected by armed conflict, 2000
Box 7
Darfur and Darfur refugees in Chad, 2005-2006
Box 7
Thai-Burma border reproductive health assessment, 2006
Box 7
Colombians at risk of trafficking, 2006
Box 7
Displaced women and girls at risk, 2006
Box 7
Fuel alternatives and protection strategies, 2006
Box 7
Youth Speak Out: young people affected by armed conflict, 2005
Box 7
Education in Liberia; Firewood in Darfur, 2006
Box 7
UK Approach to Human Trafficking, 2005; UNHCR Turkey Gender and Children Team, 2006
Box 7
Care of STIs in conflict-affected settings, 2004
Box 7
Emergency contraception in conflict-affected settings, 2004
Box 7
HIV/AIDS prevention and control (facilitators manual), 2004
Box 7
Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health in crisis situations, 2006-2007
Box 7
Reproductive health in refugee situations, 1999
Box 7
Masculinities, promotion of gender equality, 2005
Box 7
Iraqi refugee women and girls in Jordan, 2007
Box 7
Kosovo crisis, 1999
Box 7
Education during displacement, 2006
Box 8
Trip reports and follow ups: Yugoslavia, 1992; Central America, 1992; Liberia, 1992
Box 8
Trip reports and follow ups: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, 1992
Box 8
Trip reports and recommendations: Cambodia, Ghana, 1991
Box 8
Trip reports and recommendations: Afghanistan, 1990-2001
Box 8
Trip reports and recommendations: Malawi, 1989-1991
Box 8
Trip reports and recommendations: Laos and Thailand, 1989-1991
Box 8
Trip reports and recommendations: Hong Kong, 1989-1991
Box 8
Refugee reports for UN, experts
Box 8
Refugee Experience (student handouts)
Box 8
Ex-Yugoslavia reports, 1993-1994
Box 8
Refugee women and reproductive healthcare: reassessing priorties, 1994
Box 8
Children and adolescents in Colombia, 2002
Box 8
Trip reports: Sudan, 1993
Box 8
Trip reports: Rwanda, 1994, and Liberian refugees, 1993
Box 8
Trip reports: Cambodia, 1993
Box 8
UN High Commissioner on Refugees: policy and assessment, 2002-2006
Box 8
INS treatment of unaccompanied refugee children, 2002
Box 8
Adolescents in the reconstruction of Sierra Leone, 2002
Box 8
Voting in Sierra Leone, 2002
Box 8
Gender-based violence in refugee, internally displaced, and post-conflict settings: Global Overview, 2002
Box 8
Education in Emergencies: Angola, 2003
Box 8
Reproductive health for refugees: Zambia, 2001
Box 8
Gender-based violence report; Women's Refugee Commission brochure, refugees and AIDS, 2002
Box 8
Afghan refugees, 2002-2003
Box 8
MISP fact sheets
Box 8
Education in Emergencies
Box 8
Trip reports: Mozambique, 1990
Box 8
Market Assessment Toolkit for vocational training providers and youth, 2008
Box 8
Halfway Home: Unaccompanied children in immigration custody, 2009
Box 8
Miscellaneous newsletters and factsheets, 2006-2008
Box 9
IRC and Women's Commission Advocacy Handbook
Box 9
Refugee Policy adrift: U.S. and D.R. deny Haitians protection, 2003
Box 9
Disabilities among refugees and conflict-affected populations, 2008
Box 9
Locking up family values: Detention of immigrant families, 2007
Box 9
Youth and reproductive health in Northern Uganda, 2007-2008
Box 9
Reproductive health in emergencies and crisis
Box 9
U.S. response to human trafficking, 2007
Box 9
Women's Refugee Commission annual reports, 1989-1998
Box 9
Women's Refugee Commission annual reports, 1999-2006; financial report, 2007
Box 9
Miscellaneous newsletters, press releases, and publications, 1990s-2000s
Box 9
First 10 Years
Box 9
Education and livelihoods in Southern Sudan, 2007-2008
Box 9
Reproductive health coordination gap (MISP) in Kenya, 2008
Box 9
Will you listen? Young voices from conflict zones, 2007
Box 9
Voices of Courage Awards invitations and programs, 1998-2009
Box 9
Economic programs for displaced populations in Nepal, 2008
Box 9
Beyond Firewood: alternative fuels and energy conference, 2008
Box 9
Monrovia/Liberia, 1992 and 2007; Iraq, Afghanistan, 2003
Box 9
Trip reports: Azerbaijan, 1994
Box 9
Guidelines for Women's Asylum Claims
Box 9
Burma and the Thai border
Box 9
Miscellaneous brochures and publications
Box 9
Building livelihoods field manual, 2009
Box 9
Newsletters, 1992-2006
Box 9
Women's Refugee Commission background, fact sheets
Box 9
Old letterhead
Box 9
Invisible Girls of War draft, 2008
Box 10
Refugee Girls: Invisible Faces of War, 2009
Box 10
Newsletters and hard print media originals
Box 10
Electronic resources
Box 10
Children affected by armed conflict: Sierra Leone (artist: Marc Sommers)
Box 10
Burmese and Cambodian refugees in Thailand (artist: Gail Furman)
Box 10
Drawings by refugee children in Angola (artist: Gail Furman)
Box 10
Refugee children drawings: Gail Furman collection
Box 10
Family planning and reproductive health, 2011 and undated
Box 49
Livelihood, Development and Food Security, "Cooking Fuel Saves Lives," 2011 Jan.
Box 49
Parental rights and separated children, 2010-2011 and undated
Box 49
"Preventing Gender-based Violence, Building Livelihoods: Guidance and Tools for Improving Programming," 2011 Dec.
Box 49
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, 2011 and undated
Box 49
Step-by-Step Introduction to the Market Assessment Toolkit for Vocational Training Providers, 2011 Dec.
Box 49
"Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth: Guidance for Nonformal Education and Livelihoods Development Policy and Practice," 2001 Dec.
Box 49
Urban refugees reports, 2011 Mar.-Oct.
Box 49
Voices of Courage awards, "Protecting and Empowring Displaced Adolescent Girls" (2012) and The Nansen Lecture program on displacement (2011)
Box 49
Voices of Courage awards luncheon, "Urban Refugees," 2011 May 3
Box 49

The Children, Youth, and Education series includes a variety of materials from that WRC program, including additional reports and guidelines. A large component consists of reports, meetings, and other files from the Education in Emergencies initiative.

IRC Guinea Education Program, 2005
Box 10
Against all odds: adolescents in Uganda, 2006
Box 10
Unsafe schools: Literature review of school-related gender-based violence in developing countries, 2003
Box 10
UN Handbook, 2005-2006
Box 10
Parallel worlds: Rebuilding the Education System in Kosovo, 2004
Box 10
Education in Emergencies printouts and notes
Box 10
Letters from high school class on Darfur, 2006
Box 10
Education in Emergencies planning meeting, January 2001 (2 folders)
Box 10
Education in Emergencies meeting, Geneva, 2000
Box 10
Afghanistan report, 2003
Box 10
Population Council notes and draft, 2006
Box 10
Miscellaneous papers and notes
Box 10
Internal displacement
Box 11
Child refugee protection
Box 11
Afghanistan conditions and refugees (2 folders)
Box 11
Cumberland Lodge conference: Voices Out of Conflict: Young People Affected by Forced Migration and Political Crisis, 2004
Box 11
Go Youth! project, 2003
Box 11
Education in Emergencies conference, 1999
Box 11
UNHCR/Adolescent project, 1998
Box 11
Adolescent protection, 2006
Box 11
Adolescent/child protection, 2003
Box 11
Map of programs for adolescent participation
Box 11
Child protection, 2001
Box 11
Budgets, 2003-2005
Box 11
John Merck Fund, 2004
Box 11
Audits, 2003-2004 (2 folders)
Box 11
Violence against children, 2003-2004
Box 11
Education-related publications from NGOs and nonprofits
Box 12

The Foundationsseries include name files for various foundations, trusts, and charities that support the operations of the Women's Refugee Commission. Also included are name files for former board members and commissioners.

Hewlett
Box 12
Howard Gilman
Box 12
Greenville (2 folders)
Box 12
Conrad Hilton
Box 12
J.M. Kaplan, 1994-1999
Box 12
MacArthur
Box 12
Greater New Orleans
Box 12
Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund
Box 12
Koerner, Fanny and Leo C.T.
Box 12
John M. Lloyd Foundation
Box 12
Hartford Financial Services
Box 12
Global Health Award
Box 12
Hauser
Box 12
Hecksher Foundation for Children
Box 12
Heinz
Box 12
Estee Lauder Companies
Box 12
Adobe Systems
Box 12
Arigation Foundation
Box 12
ARCA Foundation
Box 12
Avon Products Foundation
Box 12
Atkinson Foundation
Box 12
AXA Foundation
Box 12
Belle Fund
Box 12
Jacob Blaustein Institute
Box 12
Boehm Foundation
Box 12
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Box 12
Otto Bremer Foundation
Box 12
Babson Foundation
Box 12
California Community Foundation
Box 12
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
Box 12
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Box 12
Freedom Forum
Box 12
CCT
Box 13
Chase Philanthropy
Box 13
Centre for Women War Victims
Box 13
Citigroup
Box 13
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Box 13
Deutsche Bank
Box 13
DSI-Canada
Box 13
Ford Foundation (2 folders)
Box 13
General Service Foundation
Box 13
Gates Global Health Award
Box 13
Former Board Member name files
Box 13
Commissioner name files
Box 13

Protection Program is a small series with materials from the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) group and meeting files from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Commission on the Status of Women, 2004
Box 13
Commission on the Status of Women, 2005 and Beijing +10 (3 folders)
Box 13
Commission on the Status of Women, 2007 (3 folders)
Box 11 (continued from above)
Commission on the Status of Women Education in Emergencies panel, 2005
Box 11 (continued from above)
Women, Peace, and Security gender checklist, 2003
Box 11 (continued from above)
Women, Peace, and Security trainings, 2005
Box 11 (continued from above)
Women, Peace, and Security: NGO working group, Sweden
Box 11 (continued from above)

The Reproductive Health series is a large series with several subseries, all relating to the activities of the Reproductive Health program. One such subseries is the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium's historical documents, which includes meeting files, conference and event materials, annual reports, and some photographs. Another subseries is United States government-funded projects, covering HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence. Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) projects, Thai-Burma border trafficking research, donor files, and subgrantee files make up the remainder of the series.

The majority of the Reproductive Health series is restricted, according to the wishes of the Women's Refugee Commission. The exceptions are each subseries' Summary Outputs folder consolidated in box 13B, which contains published material. Consult Research Services for information on obtaining permission to access the rest of the series.

Contains published material from the following subseries: Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium, U.S. Government-funded projects (HIV/AIDS/Gender-based Violence),Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) Projects, Subgrants 1: Pillsbury Fund, Subgrants 2: Thailand, Subgrants 3, and Thai-Burma border research 2.

Summary Outputs, 1995-2005 (8 folders)
Box 13B
Proposals, 1995-2000 (2 folders)
Box 14
Annual meetings, 2000-2001
Box 14
Annual meetings and conferences, 1999-2000
Box 15
Advocacy Day, 2001-2002
Box 15
Conferences and projects
Box 15
Photographs
Box 15
Planning and training
Box 15
Meetings and events, April 14-18, 1997 (2 folders)
Box 15
Association for Women in Development Forum, 1996
Box 15
Formation of the RHRC, 1995-2000
Box 15
RHR meeting, New York, October 1994
Box 16
RHR Advocacy group meeting, 1996
Box 16
RHR meeting, New York, September 1995
Box 16
Annual reports, 1996
Box 16
BPRM RHRC Consortium, Gender-based Violence projects, 2000-2001 (2 folders)
Box 16
BPRM Adolescent HIV/AIDS projects, 2001-2002 (3 folders)
Box 17
OFDA HIV/AIDS Southern Sudan project, October 2001-March 2003 (8 folders)
Box 17
Project files (general)
Box 18
IRC: Pakistan
Box 18
Maternal
Box 18
IRC: Tanzania
Box 18
IRC: Uganda
Box 18
Mae Tao Clinic
Box 18
Marie Stipes International: Kenya and Sierra Leone
Box 18
ARC: Liberia
Box 18
IRC: Bosnia
Box 18
IRC: Liberia
Box 18
Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD), Columbia University
Box 18
ARC: Thailand
Box 19
ARC: Southern Sudan
Box 19
RHRC reports
Box 19
Progress reports: AMDD Among War-Affected Populations
Box 19
Personnel and articles
Box 19
Columbia University/Gates grants
Box 19
Columbia University reports
Box 19
Duplicate subgrants
Box 19
Gates Foundation reports
Box 19
IRC communications, Bukavu, DRC
Box 19
Engender Health, Inc.
Box 19
Obstetric Care Technician Advisor applications
Box 19
Belle Fund
Box 19
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
Box 19
Compton Foundation
Box 19
Columbia/Packard
Box 20
Najdeh
Box 20
Columbia EmOC
Box 20
Columbia/Packard reports
Box 20
Ford Foundation
Box 20
Gates
Box 20
MacArthur
Box 21
Mellon Foundation
Box 21
Pfizer
Box 21
Packard Foundation/Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy Program (OEP) (2 folders)
Box 21
Summit Foundation
Box 21
Turner Foundation
Box 21
UNFPA (4 folders)
Box 21
UNFPA (2 folders)
Box 22
UNHCR
Box 22

Pillsbury Fund grants for adolescent reproductive health projects.

ARC: Southern Sudan
Box 22
Afghan Women's Resource Center
Box 22
ANGOBEFA: Angola
Box 22
ARHANG: Thailand
Box 22
Bhutanese women and Nepal youth empowerment program
Box 22
CARE: Somalia
Box 22
CEM: Sierra Leone
Box 22
CCYA: Sierra Leone
Box 22
CORD: Zambia
Box 22
CPA: Uganda
Box 22
DOW: Thailand
Box 22
EVAS: Goma, DRC
Box 22
FAWE: Sierra Leone
Box 23
FPHC: Pakistan
Box 23
GLAP: Goma, DRC
Box 23
GYFA: Uganda
Box 23
HODI
Box 23
IACRC: Burundi
Box 23
IRC: Liberia
Box 23
LPAPA: Ethiopia
Box 23
Mae Tao Clinic: Thailand
Box 23
MSI: Angola
Box 23
Naomi Nyitambe
Box 23
NUEYS: Eritrea
Box 23
Profamilia: Colombia
Box 23
ARC: Sudan
Box 23
Rakhaing Women's Union (RWU): Bangladesh
Box 23
RHG: Liberia
Box 23
SAW: Thailand
Box 23
Shuhada: Afghanistan
Box 23
Tamer: Gaza
Box 23
Tan Ux'il: Guatemala
Box 23
UMATI: Tanzania
Box 23
WATWERO: Uganda
Box 23
Women's Wellness Center: Kosovo
Box 23
World Vision: Zambia
Box 23
Mae Tao Clinic (3 folders)
Box 23
Social Action for Women (6 folders)
Box 24
ANGOBEFA pictures and brochures
Box 24
Association Najdeh (5 folders)
Box 24
Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises documents, 1997-2003 (2 folders)
Box 24
Thai-Burma resources
Box 25
2003 report resources (2 folders)
Box 25
2003 research (3 folders)
Box 25
2003 research (3 folders)
Box 26
2003 report-other sources
Box 26
Camp research (3 folders)
Box 26
Migrant research (2 folders)
Box 26
Migrant research (5)
Box 27
General research (3 folders)
Box 27

Media Series

(2 boxes)

The Media series consists of newspaper clippings and printouts regarding refugee sitations and news coverage of the Women's Refugee Commission.

Media binders, February 1989-March 2004
Box 28
Media binders, April 2004-December 2008
Box 29

The Livelihoods series includes materials from various projects and iniatives, including the AGDM program, strategic planning, trafficking, and youth programs, as well as projects with Fordham, SIPA at Columbia University, Nike, and Reebok. Also contains board delegation visits to Liberia, Thailand, Nepal, and Colombia, as well as conference and classroom participation materials.

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs project: Market assessment toolkit, 2008
Box 30
Fordham class, 2008
Box 30
Consultations with refugee women, regional and global, 2001 (5 folders)
Box 30
Articles and references for the Refugee Survey Quarterly article on Refugee Women: 20 Years On
Box 30
Reebok trafficking project donor reports, 2005-2006
Box 30
WRC work and sources on human trafficking and nexus with migration, 2005-2006 (3 folders)
Box 30
Assessing the implementation of UNHCR's Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming (AGDM) Initiative, 2000-2008 (5 folders)
Box 30
Sierra Leone
Box 30
Greece
Box 30
Cairo
Box 30
Zambia
Box 30
India
Box 30
Turkey AGDM assessment mission, 2005 (2 folders)
Box 30
UNHCR AGDM Iniative evaluation, Ethiopia, 2009
Box 30
UNHCR AGDM materials and correspondence, 2005
Box 30
Making Cents conference presentation, 2009
Box 30
UNHCR Reference Group materials, 2008
Box 30
Teacher Compensation project, 2007
Box 31
Asibey Consulting project, 2009
Box 31
Board meetings, 2007-2009 (3 folders)
Box 31
WRC Communications, 2008
Box 31
Women's Commission ethical guidelines, n.d. (2000s)
Box 31
Population Council, MacArthur Project, 2008-2010
Box 31
Refugee Survey Quarterly article, 2010
Box 31
Accountability Working group, 2009-2010
Box 31
Safe School Initiative, 2007
Box 31
WRC work plans, 2007-2009
Box 31
Nike Foundation, 2006
Box 31
WRC meeting with Sir John Holmes, Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Box 31
UNHCR High Commissioner's Dialogue on urban displacement, 2009-2010
Box 31
Women At Risk work, 2006
Box 31
Washington DC trip, May 2006
Box 31
WRC Strategic Planning background documents, 2006 (4 folders)
Box 31
Fordham class presentation, 2006
Box 31
AGDM NGO study, 2006
Box 31
Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) desk study, 2006
Box 31
World Food Programme (WFP) desk study, 2006
Box 31
Building Safer Organizations study-SG Bulletin and Model Procedures, 2006 (1 of 3 folders)
Box 31
Building Safer Organizations, 2006 (Folders 2 and 3 of 3)
Box 32
Starfish youth grant reports, 2007
Box 32
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Education proposal, 2006
Box 32
Education and Livelihoods (South Sudan), 2006-2007
Box 32
Dadaab trip: Evaluation of Nike's Together for Girls Program, 2006
Box 32
Women's Commission delegation visit to San Diego, 2007
Box 32
Nepal trip and background documents, 2008 (2 folders)
Box 32
Board delegation background materials and correspondence, Thailand trip, 2006
Box 32
UNHCR miscellaneous meeting notes and correspondence, 2007-2009
Box 32
Livelihoods workshop logistics and agenda, 2009
Box 32
Presentation at Brookings Institute on urban displacement, Washington DC, March 2008
Box 32
Machel Plus 10 Strategic Review, 2003-2007
Box 32
Machel Review, Sierra Leone assessment, 2007 (2 folders)
Box 32
UNFPA Tunisia meeting, 2007
Box 32
Youth Project, 2007-2008
Box 32
AGDM training, Washington DC, 2007
Box 32
UNHCR NGO Consultations, 2006-2007
Box 32
Refugee Girls' chapter and sources, 2006-2007
Box 32
Women's Commission-general/miscellanous documents, 2002-2005
Box 32
Boat People Initiative, 2008
Box 32
Fuel and Firewood project, 2006-2008 (2 folders)
Box 32
UNICEF Child Protection project, 2008
Box 32
Advocacy blog, 2009
Box 32
Child Protection Section, 2007-2008
Box 32
Livelihoods Advisory Committee, 2006 and n.d.
Box 32
Disabilities Project, 2007-2009
Box 32
Ghana, 2009
Box 32
Nairobi, 2009
Box 32
Gender-based Violence and Livelihoods report, 2009
Box 32
Bellagio Study: Improving Economic Practice and Policy Targeting Displaced Women and Youth, 2008
Box 32
WRC general, 2005-2006
Box 33
Masculinities, 2005
Box 33
Women At Risk, 2006
Box 33
Livelihoods Project, original proposals and briefs, 2006
Box 33
Thailand livelihoods workshop materials, 2009-2010
Box 33
Trafficking proposals, reports, and correspondence, 2005-2006
Box 33
WRC Board delegation to Thailand, 2006
Box 33
WRC general, 2005-2006
Box 34
AGDM, 2004-2006 (3 folders)
Box 34
Trafficking, 2006
Box 34
Protection and Participation, 2005
Box 34
Bellagio workshop, 2008 (2 folders)
Box 34
Colombia/Ecuador Trafficking Delegation, 2004
Box 34
UNICEF Adolescent Girls presentation, 2010
Box 34
Board delegation to Thailand, 2006
Box 34
Board delegation to Liberia, 2005
Box 34
Advocacy Day and Board meeting, 2008
Box 34

Includes program materials and files for Executive Director Carolyn Makinson, who served as director from 2004-2010.

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), 2002-2009 (6 folders)
Box 34
Advocacy, 2004-2008
Box 34
Detention and Asylum, 2004-2006
Box 34
Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), 2005-2010
Box 34
Reproductive Health, 2005-2007 (includes 1 CD with flash movie)
Box 35
Fuel and Firewood, 2006-2010 (2 folders)
Box 35
Education, 2005-2008 (2 folders)
Box 35
Protection, 2006
Box 35
UN Security Council Resolution 1325, 2006
Box 35
UN Security Coucil Resolution 1820, 2008
Box 35
UNHCR, 2006
Box 35
Egypt delegation, 2004
Box 35
Care and Protection of Children in Emergencies, n.d.
Box 36
Livelihoods, n.d.
Box 36
Watchlist for Children and Armed Conflict, 2005-2010
Box 36
Internal Displacement, 2004-2007
Box 36

The material in this accession was received from the Women's Refugee Commission's Washington, D.C. office, the location of their Detention and Asylum Program (DAP). DAP works to ensure that vulnerable migrants in the United States are not detained unless absolutely necessary and that their basic rights are protected and respected. DAP advocates for legislation and policy that would ensure the safety and well-being of migrant women, families and unaccompanied children. DAP works with the executive branch, the U.S. Congress and the Department of Homeland Security, including its various agencies, to institutionalize these important safeguards.

This series has been loosely sorted into six sub-series: Children, Detention and Asylum, Gender, INS, Haiti, and Other. The Children sub-series contains a wide range of material, including drafts and debates surrounding the Unaccompanied Alien Children Protection Act; files on child soldiers; and reports on refugee children. The Detention and Asylum sub-series contains the largest amount of materials, and includes files on specific detention facilities; asylum laws, policies, and reports; and advocacy and media initiatives. Gender files encompass numerous aspects of issues relating to women, including health, domestic violence, trafficking, and sexual assault. INS materials largely relate to the WRC's interactions with various INS officers and agencies, as well as conditions at various INS-run facilities.

Due to its size, the Haiti sub-series has been sorted independently from the other sub-series. It includes reports, presentations, and internal files regarding Haiti refugees in particular, including children, detention facilities, human rights conditions, legal cases, and many other subjects which could easily fall into other sub-series.

The D.C. Office Files are CLOSED for 20 years (until 2031), except to those individuals receiving prior permission from the donor. contact the Rubenstein Library with questions.

Alone in America article, 2005
Box 42
Juvenile Docket Issues
Box 42
Lee Otis and Esther Olavarria memo, 2000 Jan. 31
Box 42
Expedited Removal, kids
Box 42
Unaccompanied Alien Children Protection Act: Government Suggested Changes, 2005
Box 42
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Draft Guidelines, 2004
Box 42
Kids Video, 2005
Box 42
Children's Right to Counsel
Box 42
Seeking Asylum Alone: Bethany Christian Services
Box 42
Age Determination Examination
Box 42
Children: Graca Machel Report
Box 42
Children: Graca Machel Report, Impact of Armed Conflict on Children
Box 42
Children: Graca Machel Report, Conference and Notes
Box 42
Children: Graca Machel Report, Zones of Peace
Box 42
Children: Task Force on Refugee Children
Box 42
Feinstein, 2005 Mar.
Box 42
Dental Cases
Box 42
Temporary Protected Services Kids - Detention
Box 42
S121 Minors Bill
Box 42
Amicus Brief, 11th Circle - Elian Gonzalez
Box 42
Notice to Children
Box 42
Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)/EOID Pilot Part II, 2003
Box 42
S.1129 Press Conference, 2003
Box 42
ORR Implementation, 2003
Box 42
Alfredo Court Transcript, 1997-2002
Box 42
Berks City Youth Center, 1995
Box 42
Liberty and Medina Cities/LCCR
Box 42
Early Drafts-S.121 - Alien Children Protection Act, 2000
Box 42
Flores Proposed Rule
Box 42
General: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Box 42
Children: Background
Box 42
Feinstein Draft of UACPA, 2003 Nov.
Box 42
Kids Bill
Box 42
Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Age Determination Policy
Box 42
Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Sign-on Letter
Box 42
Unaccompanied Children
Box 42
Afghanistan Research
Box 42
Carr Project Background
Box 42
Harvard Project
Box 42
Task Force on Refugee Children
Box 42
British Refugee Council report on refugee children
Box 42
United Kingdom Children Advisers
Box 42
Children: Unaccompanied Children
Box 42
European Union Paper on Displaced Children
Box 42
Child Asylum Legislation, Feinstein S.121
Box 42
Child Detention Trip, 2001 Aug.
Box 42
Issues: Children
Box 42
Issues: Children, Great Lakes Region, Research, 1997 Fall
Box 42
Kids' Facilities, 2004 Dec.
Box 42
Juvenile Statistics, 1994
Box 42
Canadian Children Guidelines
Box 42
Children: France
Box 42
Flores Regulation Response
Box 42
Children's Questionnaire
Box 42
Europe: Child Asylum
Box 42
S. 3117-106th C. (S. 121)
Box 43
S. 121 Written Testimony
Box 43
USCR Meeting
Box 43
Children: Child Soldiers
Box 43
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): Children in Armed Conflict
Box 43
Working Group on Children in Armed Conflict, Administration
Box 43
Working Group on Children in Armed Conflict, International Criminal Court
Box 43
Working Group on Children in Armed Conflict, Special Representative Olara Otunnu
Box 43
Working Group on Children in Armed Conflict, Child Soldiers/Optional Protocol
Box 43
Children: UNICEF NGO Committee, Working Group on Children in Armed Conflict
Box 43
Children: NGO Working Group on Children, Quaker House Group
Box 43
World Bank Proposal, Adolescent, 1999
Box 43
Roundtable Background Material: Children
Box 43
UNICEF/NGO Working Group on Children in Armed Conflict
Box 43
Children's Task Force
Box 43
Issues: Children, Miscellaneous
Box 43
Children: UNICEF/NGO Committee Working Group on Children in Armed Conflict
Box 43
UNICEF Guidelines letter
Box 43
Harvard Children's Project
Box 43
Jackson-Lee Bill
Box 43
Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act of 2004
Box 43
Operation Compliance
Box 43
Expedited Removal, 2005 Nov.
Box 43
Interception
Box 43
United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Box 43
International Coalition on Detention
Box 43
Vulnerable Populations Detention Legislation
Box 43
Detention: Advocacy Day 1997 Follow-Up
Box 43
Detention: Congressional Members Information
Box 43
Detention: Krome Detention Center
Box 43
Liberty Denied: Women Seeking Asylum Imprisoned in the United States
Box 43
Detention: Advocacy Day 1997 Handouts
Box 43
Detention: Elizabeth, New Jersey Facility
Box 43
Detention: Carbondale, Illinois
Box 43
Tri-County Detention Facility, Ullin, Illinois
Box 43
Domestic Delegation, Esmor, Elizabeth, New Jersey
Box 43
Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center (TGK) Detention Report (Krome Follow-Up)
Box 43
Detention: Washington D.C. Meetings, 1997 Apr.
Box 43
Detention Watch Network News
Box 43
York County Prison Report, 1998 Jul.
Box 43
Detention: Publication, Locks on the Golden Door
Box 43
Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center (TGK) (2 folders)
Box 43
Detention Statistics, 1997-1998
Box 43
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Detention Press Release, 1999
Box 44
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Detention Report, 1996
Box 44
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Detention Report, 1998
Box 44
Pearson Memo on Detention, 1998
Box 44
Appropriation's Detention Victory, 2005
Box 44
Detention
Box 44
Testimony on Detention Bill
Box 44
Los Pudrinos, 1999
Box 44
Wyrsch Memo regarding sanitary supplies for refugees
Box 44
Department of Homeland Security Alternatives to Detention
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Excom Detection, 1999 Oct.
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Liberty Shield
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United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Treatment of Prisoners
Box 44
David Joseph Case
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Judith Kumin - Interdiction
Box 44
Detention Watch Network (DWN)
Box 44
Detention Watch Network (DWN) Advocacy Day, 2005
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Detention Watch Network (DWN)
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Detention: Wackenhut Detention Facility, Directions to Wackenhut
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Domestic Detention: Wackenhut Visit, 1997 Nov. 21
Box 44
Adelaide Abankwak-Ghana
(3 folders)
Box 44
AILA v. Reno (DC Circuit Expedited Removal Decision)
Box 44
Other S.121 Testimony
Box 44
Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP)
Box 44
Detention and Asylum Project (DAP) Objectives, 2003
Box 44
Aicha Garba
Box 44
Expedited Removal Amicus Brief
Box 44
Varick Street Service Processing Center
Box 44
Detention: Media, 1998
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Detention: Media Coverage
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Detention: Media, 1999
Box 44
Detention: Report Background
Box 44
Domestic Delegation: Media
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Detention: Legislation
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Detention: Litigation Reform
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Detention: Amicus Brief
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Detention: Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, LLP
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Detention: Research
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Domestic Delegation
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Statements/Interviews
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York County Prison
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Detention: Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) Guidelines for Children's Asylum Claims
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York County Prison, 1998 Jul. 22
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Detention and Asylum: Expedited Removal Study , International Human Rights and Migration Project, California
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Aquadilla Service Processing Center, Puerto Rico
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INS Detention: Bakersfield, CA
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Detention: Chicago
Box 44
New York Advocacy
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Detention Project: Meetings/Advocacy
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Real ID, 2005
Box 45
Senate Testimony, 1998 Sept.
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Detention Facility List, 2003
Box 45
Abraham Bill
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Ankle Bracelets
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United Kingdom/United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 3 Prong
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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Guidelines Revision
Box 45
Guidelines Revision
Box 45
Evaluation Follow-up
Box 45
Statement on Interdiction, 2000 Jun.
Box 45
Asylum-Seekers in Detention: 41 Case Examples
Box 45
Locking Up Family Values: The Detention of Immigration Families, 2007 Feb. 22
Box 45
Detention
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Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Benefits for Asylees
Box 45
Prosecution of Asylum Seekers in Florida
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Florida Criminal Prosecution
Box 45
Brownback Asylum
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MPSG Proposed Regulations
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Draft of MPSG Proposed Regulations, Gail Pendleton's Response
Box 45
Senate Hearing and Testimonies, 1998
Box 45
Reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 2002
Box 45
IJ Decision
Box 45
Temporary Protected Services (TPS)
Box 45
AILA vs. Janet Reno
Box 45
Swedish Asylum Law regarding gender
Box 45
Family-Berks Center
Box 45
Asylum Statistics
Box 45
Phoenix Pilot Project
Box 45
Proposed Parole Authorization Regulation
Box 45
APSO memo, 1992
Box 45
Tulsky IJ Articles
Box 45
Olowo case, 2004
Box 45
United States Asylum Policy
Box 45
Kennedy Legislation
Box 45
Becraft Declaration
Box 45
Appointed/Pro bono (General) Counsel
Box 45
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Cases
Box 45
R-A Decision and Executive Order, 2001
Box 45
Department of Homeland Security Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Protection Act
Box 45
Feinstein Document Fraud
Box 45
Immigration and Naturalization Service Propaganda
Box 45
Kenn-Robb Billon Costs and Backgrounders
Box 45
Approps Accomplishments, 2006
Box 45
S.121 Immigration and Naturalization Services Comments
Box 45
Misuse of Alternatives Funding
Box 45
Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) on Kids Detention
Box 45
Docket Transfer
Box 45
Wicomico, Maryland: Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) Correspondence
Box 45
York County Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) Correspondence
Box 45
Gender-based Asylum
Box 45
Gender and Refugee Status Determination
Box 45
Guatemalan Domestic Violence
Box 45
Trafficking Letter to Leavitt, 2006 Jan. 3
Box 45
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Women at Risk
Box 45
Research Information regarding R-A
Box 45
Women at Risk
Box 45
R-A-
Box 45
Canada-Ward Decision
Box 45
Roundtable on Gender Persecution
Box 45
R-A- Congressional Response
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R-A- Roundtable Minutes
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R-A- Attorney General Certification
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R-A- Practice Pointers and Decision
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R-A- Amicus Brief, 2004 Feb.
Box 46
Canada: Gender Guidelines
Box 46
R-A-, 2003
Box 46
R-A- Media
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R-A-: Media, Analysis, Decision
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Women at Risk House Subcommittee Hearing on Torture Victims, 1996 May 8
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Roundtable Background Material: Domestic Violence
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Roundtable Background Material: Sexual Assault
Box 46
Roundtable Background Material: Sexual Orientation
Box 46
Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) Gender Guidelines, 1995 May
Box 46
Guidelines Correspondence
Box 46
Guidelines for Women Asylum Claims, Beasley
Box 46
Gender Based Persecution Asylum Cases
Box 46
Report on Trafficking
Box 46
Trafficking Report
Box 46
Amendment to H.R. 10
Box 46
Trafficking Law Resource Guide
Box 46
Guidelines
Box 46
Anti-Prostitution Directive
Box 46
FIAC Probono Room
Box 46
Combating Trafficking Children for Sexual Purposes
Box 46
Boat, 2002 Oct.
Box 46
Dept. of Justice Decision, 2003 Apr. 17
Box 46
Haiti, 2004
Box 46
Haiti, 2004
Box 46
Haiti and Asylum Seeks: A Chronology of Major Events, 1971-1994
Box 46
Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) Senate Test, 2002
Box 46
Interdiction Statistics, 1982-1993
Box 46
Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children Briefing, 2002 Oct.
Box 46
Bond Denials, 2002
Box 46
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen 7 Questions Department of State Response, 2002
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Senate Hearing, 2002 Oct.
Box 46
Haitian Boat, 2001 Dec.
Box 46
BOAT, 2001 Dec.
Box 46
December Boatload
Box 46
Children
Box 46
Haitian Human Rights Report, 2005
Box 46
Interdiction Law Articles
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Comfort Suites Hotel detention, 2003
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Press Release re: Haitian refugees, 2003
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Haitian Resettlement
Box 46
Team Notes, 2002
Box 46
Haiti Presentations, 2005
Box 46
Dominican Republic/Haiti
Box 46
Dominican Republic Background (2 folders)
Box 46
Barry University
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Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center (TGK)
Box 46
Coast Guard Statistics
Box 46
House Briefing: International Operations and Human Rights, 2002
Box 46
Church World Service Conference, 2003 Feb.
Box 46
FIAC Background (1 of 2 folders)
Box 46
FIAC Background (2 of 2 folders)
Box 47
Refugee Protection Act Original
Box 47
Haiti Background (2 folders)
Box 47
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Report on Haiti, 2002
Box 47
Broward County Work Release Center (WRC)
Box 47
Parole Memo from Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS)
Box 47
Interdiction Order
Box 47
Expedited Removal Order
Box 47
Returnees
Box 47
FICA Background
Box 47
Haiti Research, 2004-2005
Box 47
Haiti News and Notes, 2004-2005
Box 47
Haiti - DJ
Box 47
Haiti Op-Ed Letter, 2006 Jan. 11
Box 47
Kennedy Letters from the Department of Justice
Box 47
Human Rights Watch (HRW) Rape Report
Box 47
Cheryl Little article in University of Miami Law Review, 1999 Jul.
Box 47
Guantanamo Bay Children, 1995
Box 47
Organization of American States Report, 2002
Box 47
Haiti-United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Press Release, 2006
Box 47
Miami, 2006 Jan. 31-Feb. 3
Box 47
Domestic Delegation: New Orleans Background
Box 47
Domestic Delegation: New Orleans
Box 47
New Orleans Report Follow-up
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Future of Democracy and Development in Haiti Symposium, 2005 Jul. 22-24
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Advocacy Day, 1999
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Advocacy Day, 2000
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Advocacy Day, 2000
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Advocacy Day, 2001
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Advocacy Day, 2004
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Advocacy Day, 2005 Mar.
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Advocacy Day, 2005 Board Meeting
Box 47
Advocacy
Box 47
Advocacy Statements
Box 47
Roundtable Background Material: US/Canada/Australia Guidelines Comparisons
Box 47
Unlabeled notebook
Box 47
EMD
Box 47
AILA v. Janet Reno, 1999
Box 47
Women's Commission Board Standing Committees
Box 47
Women's Commission: Youth Speaks Out
Box 47
Women's Commission: Board Meeting, 2004 Feb. 25
Box 47
Handouts/Materials
Box 47
Correspondence, 2000
Box 47
Steering Committee
Box 47
Roundtable: Participants and Invitations
Box 48
Roundtable: Follow-up
Box 48
Press Conference Speakers
Box 48
Roundtable Background Material: FGM
Box 48
Roundtable Background Material: General/Miscellaneous
Box 48
Roundtable Background Material: Convention Against Torture
Box 48
Piedmont
Box 48
Take Action/Leg for Web
Box 48
International Pin Bill
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Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement, Geneva, 2000 Jul. 3-4
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Ethnic and Religious Conflict Seminar, 2004 Oct. 1-3
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Women's Commission Board Meeting, 2007 Mar. 20
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ASKA
Box 48

Historical Note

The Women's Refugee Commission, originally known as the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, was founded in 1989 by Catherine O'Neill, Liv Ullmann, Susan Forbes Martin, and Susan Stark, with the support of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Mary Anne Schwalbe served as the founding director, from 1989 to 1994. She was followed by executive directors Mary Diaz, 1994-2004, Carolyn Makinson, 2004-2010, and Sarah Costa, 2010 to the present. The organization aims "to ensure that the voices of refugee women are heard and to provide these women and their families with the best opportunities for safe, productive lives and a future without fear."

Today there are several programs within the Women's Refugee Commission, including Reproductive Health, Fuel & Firewood Initiative, Livelihoods, Youth, Disabilities, Detention & Asylum, and Gender. To address the needs of displaced women, children, and youth, the WRC staff works with local humanitarian groups to document best practices, propose solutions, and lobby for improvements in refugee policies and protections within the United States and at the United Nations.

For more information on the activities and history of the Women's Refugee Commission, visit their website: www.womensrefugeecommission.org

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Women's Refugee Commission Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Women's Refugee Commission records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, November 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, November 2009

Encoded by Clare Callahan, August 2012

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Accessions described in the finding aid: 2009-0235, 2010-0122, 2011-0068, 2011-0131, 2012-0150

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.