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Educated girls can change the world

Educated girls can change the world

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, an action was carried out in Bosilegrad on the initiative of girls who participated in mentoring sessions on the topic of communication and advocacy, within the "Pippi of today" project. A social cafe was organized in the "Hristo Botev" municipal library with girls accommodated in the reception centre in Bosilegrad and their peers - high school students from Bosilegrad.

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RED NOSES International with children displaced from Ukraine

Clowns are the richest people in the world; they earn thousands of smiles in their lifetime. ~ Unknown author

RED NOSES International visited the Reintegration Center run by NGO Atina, and then they delighted children from Ukraine at the Asylum Center in Vranje. The visit was realized in the period April 21-25, 2022 with the support of Save the Children North West Balkans.

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3 reasons why “girls on the move” are not the same as boys

Photo: EPA-EFE / Mohammed Saber

3 reasons why “Girls on the move” are not the same as boys

Girls on the move are often not considered separetly in migration policy and programs. Often, they are just lumped together with “unaccompanied minors” or “children migrants”. However, this lack of gender analysis hides the unique situation and experiences of girls migrating, and usually renders their specific problems and needs invisible. Girls on the move are not the same as boys, for three specific reasons:

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Our “girls on the move” in Serbia: their stories

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Our “girls on the move” in Serbia: their stories

In Serbia, there are also many “girls on the move” – by which we mean girls and young women who are migrating from their home countries. Girls on the move are not usually the priority for policymakers and their stories often go unheard. However, their experiences are crucial for us to understand what happens at the intersection of women, migrant and child’s rights.

Who are our “girls on the move”?

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Despair as a compass

Despair as a compass

Photograph: Predrag Mitic

"We know from the experience of our organization that smuggling often ends up with violence, extortion, and often debt bondage and exploitation, and in there we also see a link with human trafficking. Despite the fact that the victim gave consent to the smuggler to take her across the border, she hasn’t consented to violence and exploitation This is where we start thinking about when the volunteering in entire process stops”.

Author: Momir Turudic

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