With a Game of Basketball, Girls Dribble Round Extremism in Somalia
An Academic in Exile Torn Between Here and There
Why Women Are Crucial to Fighting Radicalization in Afghanistan
Photo Essay: The Pictures That Give Comfort to Kashmir’s Women
In Iraq, Refugees Rebuild Their Lives by Starting Small Businesses
With her NGO, the Sisterhood Collective, Jessica Courtney grants funding to women living in refugee and IDP camps in Iraq so they can start up their own small businesses and support their families, even if aid dries up.
The Covert Project to Help Mothers Push Back Against the Taliban
As part of our series “Women and Jihad,” we look at how one charity in Pakistan’s Swat Valley worked undercover with mothers of young Taliban recruits to help them spot signs of radicalization and find ways to intervene before their sons carried out acts of violence.
Aboard the Aquarius: The Women Rescued at Sea
So far this year, 333 women have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by the team on the search-and-rescue vessel M.V. Aquarius. Tiziana Cauli, an MSF communication manager on the vessel, tells us about two women she met on board.
How Teachers Can Prepare Refugee Children for Unknowable Futures
Refugee education has focused on preparing students for their return home. But with refugees spending longer periods in exile, Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Sarah Dryden-Peterson says educators must equip children to cope with ‘unknowable futures.’
Stranded in Greece, Women Refugees Live With Fear and Hunger
As Germany starts sending newly arrived refugees back to Greece, we speak to Marcy Hersh of the Women’s Refugee Commission about the tens of thousands of women refugees stuck in Greek detention centers, suffering from violence, unsanitary conditions and food shortages.
Empowering Girls in Cambodia Starts With Dormitories
Female university students in Cambodia are often unable to find housing and are thus excluded from higher education. Dormitories give girls a place to live and a support system that breeds self-confidence and cooperation, says Alan Lightman of the Harpswell Foundation.
Schooling Judy: Falling Through the Gaps in Jordan’s Education System
Jordan has committed to education for all, but some Syrian refugees still struggle in the country’s public school system. As part of our series on the education crisis among Syrian refugees, we meet Judy, who has been to four schools in the past four years.
More Than Just Mothers: The Changing Roles of Women in Extremism
Fauziya Abdi represents a network of women’s organizations in Kenya working to prevent violent extremism. Speaking to us for our "Women and Jihad" series, she says women’s increasingly diverse roles within radical groups call for a more sophisticated approach to the problem.
Freed from ISIS, Yazidi Women Remain Trapped by Trauma
Some of those working with Yazidi former slaves say they have never before seen such severe psychological trauma. As part of our “Women and Jihad” series, experts tell us there are not enough resources to provide long-term care to all of the survivors, who could take a lifetime to recover.
Escape From ISIS: Freedom and Justice for Yazidi Women and Girls
ISIS has captured, enslaved and abused thousands of women and girls from the Yazidi minority in Iraq. As part of our “Women and Jihad” series, we meet the Yazidi women and men living abroad who are working to free the captives and hold the perpetrators to account.
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