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25/04/2016 What daily life is like for refugees stranded in Greece

Migrant families at a tent camp near the Greece-Macedonia border are trying to keep their spirits up in the face of sickness, rain, boredom, anxiety and a lack of information about whether they'll be able to continue their journey northward or be sent back to Turkey, Voice of America reports.

"Hope is all they have to drag them through days that swing between monotonous boredom hunched in their tents when it pours and a frantic scramble to get food and to repair tents when the sun shines," according to VOA.


Turkey : 173 women killed in five months

Some 173 women were killed by men in the first five months of 2017, according to a report released by a women’s rights activist organization on June 5.
The report from women’s rights organization “We Will Stop Femicide” stated that 39 women were killed in May, more than any other month. The organization also stated that 38 children and 17 women were sexually abused in May.


Around 3,000 Afghans Commit Suicide Every Year – 80% Women

KABUL, Afghanistan - Up to 3,000 people are committing suicide in Afghanistan each year, 80 percent of whom are women, an official said Sunday.

Speaking at an event on suicide prevention in capital Kabul, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) Commissioner Qudri Yazdan said while suicides continue to be on the rise in the country, several cases go unreported.


Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

Saudi Arabia announced on september 2017 that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the repression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change, which will take effect in June of next year, was announced on state television and in a simultaneous media event in Washington. The decision highlights the damage that the no-driving policy has done to the kingdom’s international reputation and its hopes for a public relations benefit from the reform.


Police show Gaza women how to stay safe online

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Interior Ministry's security services in Gaza arrested a man accused of luring women and girls into collaboration with Israel after meeting them online and having romantic relationships with them, according to a Sept. 12 Facebook post by Gaza's all-female police unit. The post stated that the man, in his 30s, confessed that he had been commissioned by an Israeli officer to lure women from Gaza into working with Israel by threatening to publish their pictures or recordings of romantic conversations.


The Women Who Guard Afghanistan & Tajikistan Borders

The border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan stretches for over 1,300 kilometers across harsh, mountainous terrain, cutting through some of the most inaccessible and remote places on earth. The geography alone makes this one of the world’s most difficult borders to manage. But the job facing the Tajik and Afghan border agencies has become even tougher with growing insecurity in northern Afghanistan since 2014.


Nigeria - Boko Haram Use of Child Suicide Bombers, Mostly Girls

August 22, 2017 - The number of children, mainly girls, used by the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram as "human bombs" has quadrupled this year, according to UNICEF. The UN's children agency said that since January 1, 2017, 83 children have been used by the group to carry out bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria - four times higher than it was for the entirety of 2016.

UNICEF said 55 of them were girls, most often under the age of 15. Twenty-seven were boys, and one was a baby strapped to a girl. 



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