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Stoking Fire: Addressing the Specific Needs of Female Syrian Refugees

GAZIANTEP,TURKEY- APRIL 25:The refugees from Syria are placing to camps who escaped from Syria to Turkey.

Humanitarian groups are working to provide aid to the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan, but the specific needs of women and girls all too often fall through the cracks.

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Mothers Fight Back

War, natural disaster, environmental crisis. No matter the threat to their children, mothers fight back.

War, natural disaster, environmental crisis. No matter the threat to their children, mothers fight back.

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The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions: Syrian Refugees and “Marriages of Convenience”

Photo: Ruth Michaelson/RH Reality Check.

An estimated 150,000 people have fled Syria for Jordan since March 2011. Temporary solutions to what may be a long-term problem include how to integrate those fleeing across the border to Jordan. In this environment, “marriages of convenience,” or even forced marriages, can thrive, essentially undetected. 

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Report from Syria: Women Combat an Oppressive Regime Online, On the Ground, and Sometimes Armed

Activist Rodaina Eessa with her sister. Photo: Ruth Michaelson/RH Reality Check.

Syria’s media war is being waged with gory images from the ground. But preconceived notions about subservient Middle Eastern women could lead the world to assume that there have been no women active on the ground in Syria. This is simply not true: we’re just not looking hard enough.

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Global Roundup: Religious Right Expands Reach in Africa; Pregnant Teen in Dominican Republic Denied Chemotherapy

Weekly global roundup: Reproductive Health Bill still looms as a promise in the Philippines; the UN hears testimony of rape in Syria; US Christian Right camps out in Africa; Abortion ban in the Dominican Republic impedes a teen’s cancer treatment.

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Global Roundup: Victory for Aung San Suu Kyi; Tracking Real-Time Rape in Syria

Image: Time

Weekly global roundup: Burmese democracy activist wins historic Parliament seat; the UN investigates honor killings in India; Open source rape tracking in Syria; and female condoms make a comeback in Nigeria.

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