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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.

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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.

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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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Vingt ans de prison pour un crime d'honneur dans le canton de Lucerne

Un homme de 42 ans écope de 20 ans de prison pour l'assassinat de son épouse de 17 ans plus jeune que lui, en 2014 à Kriens (LU). La justice lucernoise a largement suivi vendredi le réquisitoire du Ministère public.
"Bestial", "barbare", "horrible": le procureur n'a pas trouvé de mots assez forts pour dénoncer l'assassinat commis par l'accusé, un Kurde syrien. Il a réclamé une peine de prison à perpétuité contre lui.
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Témoignage d'une bénéficiaire du programme de sauvetages de la Fondation Surgir, dans Fémina du 19 février 2017.

Menacée de mort par ses violeurs qu'elle a dénoncés, battue par ses parents et blâmée par tout son village, Emina (prénom d'emprunt) a fui son pays, pour rester en vie, pour se reconstruire, ici, en Suisse.
Emina, jeune bénéficiaire du programme de sauvetages de la Fondation Surgir, a le courage de témoigner dans le Fémina du 19 février 2017.

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ISIS victims burn their hated niqabs on the street and joyfully reveal their faces in public

ISIS victims burn their hated niqabs on the street and joyfully reveal their faces in public for the first time in two years after Muslim fanatics are forced out of city of Manbij.

Syrians have been pictured celebrating after they were liberated from ISIS rule in a northern stronghold in the country. A woman was seen smiling in Manbij as she burned a niqab she was forced to wear by the Islamic State regime while another man could not stop beaming as he had his beard cut.

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22/04/2016 : AFGHANISTAN – Girls' education at risk with taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of Afghanistan's proudest achievements has been getting millions of children, especially girls, back into school since the toppling of the Taliban. But that success is crumbling across the south and in other battleground areas of the country, where hundreds of schools have been forced to shut down. Sometimes the cause is fighting, sometimes it's intimidation from the Taliban.

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19/02/2016 - The girl who said 'no' to marriage

Balkissa Chaibou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but when she was 12 she was shocked to learn she had been promised as a bride to her cousin. She decided to fight for her rights - even if that meant taking her own family to court.

"I came from school at around 18:00, and Mum called me," Balkissa Chaibou recalls. "She pointed to a group of visitors and said of one of them, 'He is the one who will marry you.' "I thought she was joking. And she told me, 'Go unbraid, and wash your hair.' That is when I realised she was serious."

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