The first step in becoming a strong advocate is education. We encourage you to read, watch and listen to the stories and perspectives of people who have experienced displacement and resettlement. Here are some of those stories, along with informational pieces and graphics to put displacement into context. Suggestions welcome at info@girlforward.org.


At age six, I ran away with my sister to escape the Rwandan massacre. We spent seven years as refugees. What do you want me to do about it? Cry?    By Clemantine Wamariya  and Elizabeth Weil

At age six, I ran away with my sister to escape the Rwandan massacre. We spent seven years as refugees. What do you want me to do about it? Cry?

By Clemantine Wamariya
and Elizabeth Weil


2018 Was A Year Of Drastic Cuts To U.S. Refugee Admissions



75 years of major refugee crises around the world

1940 to 1960 Post-World War II These incidents displaced at least World War II saw the greatest displacement of people from their homes in the 20th century, with forced laborers dwelling in the lands of the German Reich, millions of ethnic Germans expelled from the Soviet Union, and millions more fleeing the increasingly harsh regime of Joseph Stalin.