Spouses and mothers of migrant families more vulnerable

IOM evacuating African migrants

Language barriers and cultural differences are just some of the hurdles that asylum seekers and economic migrants face, according to Anna Swaiis, a social worker educated and trained in the United Kingdom.  The mothers and spouses, in particular, experience considerable distress at being uprooted from their normal lives.  Anna Swaiis has recently worked with African families in the area of child protection and helped families without legal status to return home.

Pakistan children in flood-affected areas get temporary schools

floods in Pakistan

Heavy rains in Pakistan have rendered nearly 7 million homeless, and destroyed schools, abruptly ending an education for many students.  The setting up of temporary schools in displaced camps has given a semblance of normalcy to many of Pakistan's children.  Their story is told through the experiences of a ten year old girl, Noor Jehan. 

Teen pregnancy, early marriage obstacles to girl's education in rural Kenya

school girls in Kenya's Turkana district

In Kenya's Turkana district, the number of girls enrolled in school is very low, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).  Teen pregnancy, early marriage, poverty are some of the main obstacles they face. Insecurity is another, which is why parents are reluctant to allow their daughters to trek long distances to go to school.  But efforts are being made to encourage girls to attend school.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira

Duration: 10’00″

Filed under Women.
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