Monthly Archives: January 2019

FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma

FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma
After fleeing her home in Macina, a small village in central Mali, where she was due to be forced into marriage against her will, 16-year-old Fatouma took shelter with her brother.
FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets

Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets
Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life for many children in Djibouti, according to a survey released by the International Organization Migration (IOM) on Tuesday.  
Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday that 18-year-old Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun, who had been stranded at Bangkok airport after fleeing her family in Kuwait, saying that she would be killed if forced to return, was “now in a secure place”.
Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

FROM THE FIELD: Heeding the call for women’s rights around the planet

FROM THE FIELD: Heeding the call for women’s rights around the planet
Women and activists have been reflecting on the progress made across the world in 2018 in reducing discrimination and inequalities based on gender and what hopes they have for 2019.
FROM THE FIELD: Heeding the call for women’s rights around the planet
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population