Advocacy & Research
RefuSHE recognizes the importance of educating our partners in government, the NGO sector, policy groups, and civil-society actors about the challenges experienced by the young women we serve. Our advocacy focuses on refugee protection, child protection, and the rights of women and girls.
STRENGTHENING IDENTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION PROCESSES
We work to ensure that asylum-seekers and refugees have the information, knowledge, and accompaniment needed to navigate registration and documentation processes successfully. We also work with our partners to expedite legal documentation, taking into account the unique vulnerabilities of unaccompanied refugee children, girls, and young women.
Support Informal Education Programming
Barriers such as discrimination, limited spaces, and scarce resources frequently prevent the enrollment of refugee children in public and primary schools. We collaborate with our partners and engage in discussions to ensure that refugee rights are included in the draft Education Bill.
Support Safe Shelters
We are currently working with our partners to establish and promote the development of holistic, transitional protection shelters for women above 18 years facing protection risks.
Promote Community Education On Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV/Sea):
Our team conducts workshops with members of the refugee community and host community to inform and create awareness about SGBV/SEA response, prevention, and community resources.
Promote Awareness of the Refugee Crisis in East Africa
RefuSHE’s Chicago office works to raise international awareness of the global refugee crisis. We host events, galas, speak at universities, conferences and global convenings, conduct communication campaigns, and partner with advocacy groups to ensure representation of issues facing unaccompanied refugee girls and women.