Human rights of refugee and migrant women and girls need to be better protected

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Migrant women carrying their children walk to board a train heading to the Serbian border, near the city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 08 November 2015.

Human rights of refugee and migrant women and girls need to be better protected


For the first time since the beginning of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, women and children on the move outnumber adult men. While in 2015 about 70 % of the population on the move were men, women and children now make up nearly 60% of refugees and other migrants crossing into Europe. This also means that more women and children risk and lose their lives in the Mediterranean Sea and on the land routes to Europe. Of more than 360 persons who died in the Mediterranean in January 2016, on...


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