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10/9/18

Meet the 17-year-old making sure refugee girls in Lebanon have access to education

Bushra, 17, came to Lebanon five years ago with her father, mother, and eight siblings to escape the conflict in Syria. Her father, who has a law degree, now works selling...

10/9/18

How menstrual cups are helping build confidence among refugee girls in Uganda

Two bedsheets and two sets of clothes. That’s all 20-year-old Viola Jackline was able to take with her on her arduous two-week trek by foot from South Sudan to Uganda....

10/9/18

The Refugee Fighting Sexual Violence

Earlier this year, tens of thousands of Congolese risked their lives to flee their conflict-ridden country and seek refuge in Uganda. Pema* is one of them. At the time,...

10/9/18

This Aspiring Filmmaker Highlights the Bonds in Her Refugee Community

Walaa and her family used to spend time together gathered around the TV at home in Syria watching their favorite shows. Movies and TV captivated Walaa.

10/9/18

From Refugee to Pharmacist, this 12-Year-Old is Building a Better Future for Herself

Noor Kajol likes to stay busy. The 12-year-old fills her days studying Arabic, playing games with friends, and making art.

10/9/18

Far From Home: International Day of the Girl 2018

Refugees are uniquely vulnerable. But refugees girls doubly so. When extreme violence, hunger or climate drives them from their homes, they are the first to be trafficked for...

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