Issue 4: June 2016


The Other Refugee Crisis

Central American women and children, who are victims of domestic violence, child abuse, extreme poverty, state neglect, and terrorization in their home countries flee for their lives to their northern neighbor daily.

Refugee Poker

The news last month that Kenya would be closing the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab, and repatriating its 350,000 residents by November prompted two reactions – complete shock or dismissal.

Challenges for Migrant Women in Argentina

Argentina has seen the pattern of migration change in recent years. Among the current wave of newcomers are women who come seeking a better life than they have in their home countries.

No Refuge: Australian Detention Centers on Nauru

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.

No Escape from Suffering: Syrian Refugee Women in Beirut

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.


Film Review: Dreamcatcher

Director Kim Longinotto tells the story of Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute, who has dedicated her life to helping other women escape the cycle of abuse in the sex industry.



A Bright Future for Burundian Artisans

With over 80% of Burundians living on less than $1.45 and 45% of young people unemployed, the organization Kaz’O’zah Art, empowers Burundian women with sustainable livelihoods to support their families.


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