As doors close to Afghan refugees around the globe, Afghan children face an uncertain future in Iran. Some have rights and public sympathy, others face deportation and discrimination.
A new report from the World Bank shows the gender wealth gap costs the global economy $23,620 per person. Now, major organizations are calling on world leaders to act to improve economic opportunities for women.
Discrimination and sexual harassment in Myanmar’s garment factories can take a massive financial toll on both the workers and the industry. To improve women’s economic wellbeing, employees and authorities need to address their physical safety, say rights advocates.
Civilians residing in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp south of Damascus are caught in fierce fighting between government forces and ISIS militants, while being deprived of health care, food and medical supplies.
Belsy Garcia Manrique, a 27-year-old medical student in Chicago, came to the US from Guatemala as a child and is protected under DACA. But her 51-year-old father Felix Garcia is scheduled for deportation after 23 years in the US.
Around Lebanon, men working as peer leaders are educating other men on the damage that child marriage does to girls and young women, in the hopes of convincing fathers to stop marrying off their daughters.
Unlike many other post-conflict African nations, Rwanda is working to support aging women widowed by the country’s 1994 genocide. With the establishment of care homes and other initiatives, the country’s elderly widows can finally find peace.
Between 500 and 600 migrants are back in Calais after the demolition of the “Jungle” migrant camp and dispersal of some 10,000 people last October. French authorities are doing everything they can to keep a new camp from developing there.
In Damascus, the cemeteries are at capacity. Now war profiteers are renting out graves as you would apartments, charging as much as $1,000 per year for a plot of land.