Women and Girls

70 Years of Workers’ Rights for Refugees

Apr 30, 2021

On this International Labor Day we look back on 70 years of work since the 1951 Refugee Convention effectively allowed refugees and asylum seekers access to work and the rights that go with it.

Helping Women Find Safety and New Opportunities

Mar 08, 2021

On International Women's Day we focus on programs in Ecuador, Israel, and Chad where HIAS is focusing on women and helping them find safety and new opportunities.

Israel Scholarship Ceremony Spotlights Social Activism

Dec 10, 2020

On Dec. 9, HIAS Israel held its first-ever virtual scholarship awards ceremony. HIAS Israel has given scholarships to student immigrants, or olim, since the 1970s. This year, we awarded 46 scholarships to students from eight countries, the majority from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union.

16 Days Campaign Calls for Elimination of GBV

Nov 25, 2020

HIAS joins the international 16 Days of Activism campaign that begins this week, calling for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

We Open Our Hearts for Them

As the global refugee crisis continues to affect millions, HIAS is expanding our response. Watch our new video.

Briefing: How Displacement Impacts Women and Girls

Mar 05, 2020

For International Women's day, find out how HIAS is fighting for the rights and safety of women around the world.
A refugee woman with her children in a makeshift camp near the Greek village of Idomeni.

On International Women's Day, Celebrate Women — And Do More To Protect Them

Mar 05, 2020

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the vast and varied achievements of women around the world.

Entrepreneurship School Is Now in Session

Feb 26, 2020

HIAS Peru has developed a special methodology for gender-based violence (GBV) survivors and women living at a greater risk of violence to help them succeed economically and socially.

How Can I Help You? HIAS and UNIQLO Partner on Jobs for Refugee Women

Jan 23, 2020

HIAS and UNIQLO have launched a pilot program to provide employment and skills training to refugee women.

VIDEO: We Open Our Hearts for Them

Dec 10, 2019

As the global refugee crisis continues to affect millions, HIAS is expanding our response. Watch our new video.