Many women survivors of violence in Europe cannot access support services
because of their migration status. The right to live free from violence should
be based on presence in a territory not legal status.
Rapidly changing asylum policies, plus legal and
bureaucratic hurdles mean that many Syrian asylum seekers in Germany are
separated from their families for years or even forced apart post-arrival. Gender shapes this experience.
Will women be turned away from the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to be held in March, in New York? The world's global institutions must fight the 'Muslim Ban', starting with the United Nations.
As responses to refugees and asylum-seekers become a multi-million dollar endeavour globally, everyday acts of kindness continue to keep refugees alive and maintain their dignity, even in the face of death.
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