Equal Rights – Equal Responsibilities

President's letter

Refugee Women and Girls

By on 13 September 2016

According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced across the world has surpassed 50 million for the first time since World War II. Women and children constitute the majority of refugees and the internally displaced people. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1.015.078 people arrived by sea in the EU in 2015. Of these people, 25% were children, 17% were women and 58 % were men.

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About the Author: Joanna Manganara is the President of the International Alliance of Women, and a former Minister-Counselor for human rights at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. .

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