Women and Jihad: Converts and Casualties of Violent Extremism
Proposed Bill Says Kenyan Schools Must Stop Expelling Pregnant Girls
After Her Parents' Murder, One Activist Takes the Path of Peace
From Child Soldier to Nepal’s Most Famous Female Trail Runner
One Woman's Tale of Being Radicalized by ‘Utopian’ Promises
Now a mentor for girls at risk of radicalization, Yasmin Mulbocus was once a recruiter for an Islamic terrorist organization. In the first part of our series “Women and Jihad,” she says she joined as an idealistic teen drawn by the group’s utopian vision of the future.
Elderly Women on Okinawa Unite Against Plans to Move U.S. Military Base
On a Japanese island famous for long life expectancies, elderly women are at the forefront of the continuing protest movement against U.S military installations.
Despite Crackdown, Zimbabwe’s Women Street Vendors Sell to Survive
Around 70 percent of street sellers in Zimbabwe are women, struggling to support their families in the face of continuous police raids against unlicensed trade. But advocates say local authorities should be working to support women vendors, not running them off.
The Dark Reality for Women Migrants in Morocco
Morocco’s policy toward migrants is more generous than most, issuing work permits and refusing to evict undocumented refugees. But it does little to account for gender, leaving women living in refugee camps vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.
A New Route to Womanhood: Tanzania’s Camp Keeping Girls Safe From FGM
In one village in Tanzania’s Kurya community, an estimated 80 percent of girls have undergone FGM. Hoping to eradicate the practice through education and collaboration, one NGO has found an alternative way for girls to celebrate their transition to adulthood.
Clowning Around: Refugee Women Find Confidence With Circus Skills
Young Syrian refugee women have been learning to juggle, walk on stilts and hula-hoop as part of a new scheme in Turkey designed to break down language and social barriers and help the girls make friends.
Feminism and Mentors Help Keep Girls in School in Sierra Leone
By encouraging its alumni to volunteer as mentors for newer members, a program in Sierra Leone aims to provide a sustainable support network for girls facing challenges that keep them out of school, such as early pregnancy and female genital mutilation.
‘Nobel Nok Dah’: Karen Women Refugees Forge New Lives in the U.S.
The documentary “Nobel Nok Dah” explores the journeys of three female Karen refugees who fled their homes, experienced forced labor in Thailand and were finally resettled in the U.S. Refugees Deeply spoke to the filmmakers about understanding resettlement through a gender lens.
‘They Had a Lot of Punishments’: The Life of a FARC Child Soldier
As Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebel group prepares to demobilize after five decades of conflict, one former child soldier explains why so many have been drawn into joining the revolutionaries.
‘It is Scary to See How the World Can Change in One Night’
Trump’s ban on the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. threw lives into chaos. Even with the ban suspended, three women describe here the uncertainty that has gripped their lives, not knowing what will happen next to their jobs or families.
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