Nauru is a tiny, barren island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, about 2,800 miles from Australia and far from international scrutiny. Refugees are housed in the community on temporary visas, where they frequently suffer violence and discrimination.
Millions of women migrate as the sole breadwinner for their families to work as domestic workers abroad. With few employment opportunities at home, this is often a choice of last resort.
In 2011, there were over 237,000 Nepali women working outside of Nepal, about 12 percent of the total number of the 2.2 million Nepali migrants.
Hamra Street, historically regarded as the heart of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has been recently populated by Syrians, including large numbers of women and children, who have fled war in their country only to face the harsh realities of working or even living in the streets of Beirut.
A small group of young women in the city of Dundee began a movement that has catapulted the city to the vanguard of Scotland’s humanitarian response.
In a country in which women and girls suffer legal and societal discrimination, the daughters of migrant workers face particular challenges.