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.
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.
Uganda: Refugee Women Create Economic Opportunities
Congolese women refugees are creating a vibrant bitenge market in Uganda and give back to their new homeland.
The Difficulties of Being an LGBT Refugee in Germany
The needs of one community within the refugee community, in particular, demonstrates the inadequacy of a cookie-cutter approach to the asylum process.
Israel’s Forgotten Refugees: African Asylum-Seekers Trapped in Limbo
According to official statistics, there are currently 42,000 asylum seekers in the country-more than 30,000 of whom are Eritrean.
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.
Migrant Domestic Workers: Overworked and Underprotected
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.
Out of Nepal: Women’s Labor Migration
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.
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.
Music Review: The Sexual Politics of Prince
Prince’s unexpected passing shook popular culture and resulted in the long-overdue recognition of his unique musical genius.
Book Review: Excellent Daughters
Journalist Katherine Zoepf’s book explores the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world today.
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.
Teen Artists Combat Misogyny by Unapologetically Celebrating Their Girlhood
Through their art and entrepreneurship, a determined group of girls are combating society’s misconceptions about them
Dangerous Migration: Women Search for Disappeared Relatives in Mexico
A high number of migrants have died or disappeared while attempting to reach the United States. These are the stories of the wives and daughters left behind.
Welcome to “Baby Jail”: Women Seeking Asylum in the United States
“Am I in prison?” This question was posed to me by a woman incarcerated at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, also known as “Baby Jail.”
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.
Migration: Data, maps and numbers
Refugee crisis by numbers. A selection of data about the current refugee crisis from around the Web.
Documentaries on the Refugee Crisis
A selection of films and documentaries about the current migration crisis and its impact on women.
Ibtada: Empowering Women through Microfinance
Helping communities to become active participants in the global effort to reduce poverty and inequality.
Photoseries The Displaced | Lynsey Addario
Award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario features the experiences of three children displaced as a result of three different conflicts.
Photographer Julia Gunther | Ruthy Goes To Church
Ruthy Goes to Church portrays Ruth Jones, second-in-command of the Manenberg Church Brigade in Cape Town.
Brazilians Are Leaving. This Time, For Good.
An increasing number of wealthy Brazilians are leaving their country for places that offer their families better opportunities.
Dominican Republic: What Would Juan Pablo Duarte Do?
More than 250,000 Haitian-Dominicans are left in legal limbo and without social rights after a 2013 Dominican Supreme Court decision.