A Rohingya refugee girl washes clothes in Kutupalong camp, Bangladesh. Critics accuse the UN of downplaying Myanmar’s record of human rights abuses and ignoring warning signs of the military-led killings that drove 730,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya to flee into Bangladesh.
(Photo by EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid) Photo used under CC BY
Women sell their fish at a market in Malawi in December 2007. Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest lake, provides an economic lifeline to many fishing families. But overfishing is affecting many of these lives, with women being affected the most. According to a recent report in the NPR, if the supply of fish is low because of overfishing, several women may vie for a fisherman’s catch — and transactional sex may be used as a bargaining point.
(Photo by Andrés Moreno) Photo used under CC BY
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