International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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  • I Implementer
  • R Researcher


The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The IRC will put in place high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people affected by crisis. We'll also use our learning and experience to shape humanitarian policy and practice in ways that improve the lives of more people worldwide. And in all of our work we will focus on breaking down each of the barriers faced by women and girls.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation
  • Research - other
  • Research - project evaluation

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Research - other

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition


  • Early childhood development
  • Remote Learning
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • School violence
  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Mentorship
  • Migration
  • Other
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top


International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Headquarters location(s)

  • New York, New York, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Myanmar
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe


International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

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Projects Back to Top

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