REWARD empowers refugee women with HIV in Rwanda

REWARD empowers refugee women with HIV in Rwanda

UN Women for WNN – Science & Health (WNN/UNW) RWANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: Women are cultivating mushrooms and tomatoes, learning about business and agriculture and pooling their funds along with combating social stigma and confronting gender-based violence. “I was diagnosed with HIV in 2008. I became infected while in the camp,” says Angelique, a mother of […]

[Palestine] Women refugees: hope in the future

[Palestine] Women refugees: hope in the future

Melica Rochi – Alternative  Information Center– Wednesday, 08 January 2014 (originally published 06 Jan) Amal al-Mustakbal, Hope in the Future, is the name of a cultural center in Bethlehem’s Aida refugee camp. This name holds inside of itself many different meanings. It represents not only the wishes about the future for children and the Palestinian […]

Colombian women migrants say “life is not so easy” in Brazil

Colombian women migrants say “life is not so easy” in Brazil

Luisa Pascoareli – WNN Features (WNN) São Paulo, BRAZIL: Known throughout the world as a ‘welcoming’ country, Brazil in the last decade has opened its doors to more than 286,000 immigrants. They have come from a diverse group of global regions, all for different reasons, coming from the United States, Japan, Paraguay, Portugal and Bolivia, according […]

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

AlertNet – Tuesday, 04 December 2012 The Danish Refugee Council is raising awareness about gender based violence in the refugee camps in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State as a part of the global campaign ‘16 days of activism’. In the kick-off event, refugee youth performed a drama with a clear message: no to gender based […]

Female only doctors key to Syrian women refugees health care

Female only doctors key to Syrian women refugees health care

Khetam Malkwai – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/UNFPA) ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Mafraq, Jordan, MIDDLE EAST: As a way to address both health needs and cultural sensitivities, UNFPA  is supporting a reproductive health clinic with a female gynaecologist in the Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan. Some 27,000 Syrian refugees are now living […]

BURMA/MYANMAR: UN calls for investigation as tension hightens for displaced

BURMA/MYANMAR: UN calls for investigation as tension hightens for displaced

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: As the humanitarian crisis increases in the northern Rakhine State of Burma/Myanmar due to religious violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the region, Mr. Vijay Nambiar, Special Advisor for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, has called for an investigation into the most recent outbreak of violence. Reports have outlined […]

EGYPT: Helping refugee women to fend for themselves

EGYPT: Helping refugee women to fend for themselves

IRIN – Thursday, 15 March 2012 (originally published 12 Mar) CAIRO, 12 March 2012 (IRIN) – Fatma Soleman’s small table at a special International Women’s Day bazaar in a suburb of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, was a bustle of activity as visitors admired handmade jewelry, colourful bags and gold-embroidered wallets on display. For the past […]

Iraqi women refugees face hard lens of discrimination in Syria

Iraqi women refugees face hard lens of discrimination in Syria

Dawn Calabia – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) IRAQ/SYRIA: For Americans living comfortably and securely, the life of a refugee seeking safety and survival is hard to imagine. Conflict, persecution, abuse, and threats force a refugee to flee, leaving behind their home and possessions, their friends, their community, and often their family. They flee without knowing […]

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Isaiah Esipisu – IPS news – Monday, 10 October, 2011 (originally published 5 Oct) DADAAB, Kenya, Oct 5, 2011 (IPS) – When Aisha Diis* and her five children fled their home in Somalia seeking aid from the famine devastating the region, she could not have known the dangers of the journey, or even fathom that […]

Woman Dakhla Refugee

Woman Dakhla Refugee

WNN Photos A woman in Dakhla Refugee Camp. Some 90,000 Sahrawis, or native Saharans, have lived in desolate tent camps in Algeria since the late 1970s, where they fled to escape warfare between Morocco and the Algeria. Several generations of Saharan refugees of Moroccan, Algerian and Mauritanian origin remain trapped in an old desert conflict. […]