The importance of education for a young girl’s independence

Beautifully illustrated, Barikan tells of a story about an encounter with her mother. As a young girl, Barikan had wished for her mother to buy her shoes. In response, her mother encouraged her to get an education and become an independent woman so she could buy shoes...
UNHCR leads in LGBTI refugee, asylum seeker protection

UNHCR leads in LGBTI refugee, asylum seeker protection

GENEVA, Dec 24 (UNHCR)—The UN Refugee Agency is leading the way in delivering protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in forced displacement with the rolling out of a new training programme for UNHCR staff and other protection...

Building a future through education in Chad

DJABAL REFUGEE CAMP, Chad, Dec 14 (UNHCR)—Anas, 10, and Zoera, eight, leap out from under their mosquito net into the cool morning air. It is only 6:45 when brother and sister rush through the sandy lanes of the labyrinthine Djabal refugee camp in eastern Chad....
A Teenage Refugee Champions Girls’ Education

A Teenage Refugee Champions Girls’ Education

A passionate advocate for the education of girls and young women in Jordan’s refugee camps, Muzon has been hailed as Syria’s answer to Malala.  When Muzon’s family fled the war in Syria in early 2013, they briefly considered leaving her behind. The bright 14—year—old...
Shaken by war, Syrian children start over at German school

Shaken by war, Syrian children start over at German school

NEUBRANDENBURG, Germany, Oct 29 (UNHCR)—Leen flings open the school doors after her German language class and runs out, clearly delighting in her new surroundings despite a cold rush of autumn air. “I like being here,” said Leen, gesturing around her....

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