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20 June 2019

Syrian women share their experiences as refugees in Turkey

ISTANBUL, BURSA and ESKİŞEHİR, Turkey — Since the conflict in Syria began eight years ago, more than 3.6 million people have found refuge in neighbouring Turkey, among them 1.6 million women and girls. With funding from ECHO, the European Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation, as well as the

Graduates from the L'Oreal-UNFPA hairdressing course in Ukraine

17 May 2019

Helping women in difficult circumstances get a fresh start in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — Trapped in an abusive relationship, Olena feared for herself and her children, and struggled to provide for them as her husband remained unemployed. Today, they have a safe living environment, and Olena* is on her way to a new career as a hairdresser after participating in a programme organized by L’Oréal

10 April 2019

For two girls in Moldova, different opportunities mean diverging paths

REZINA/CIMIȘLIA, Moldova — At age 17, Ana-Maria Odobescu is active at school and as a volunteer, helping other adolescents learn about healthy lifestyles. With her parents’ support, she is excited about going to college after she graduates from high school. “I think all young women should trust themselves and build their future

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