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#AllWomenCount: art and culture at the forefront of World Refugee Day

The number of forced migrants is now at an all-time global high – and a majority of these are women and children.

Images of refugee women are a familiar sight in press coverage of the variously defined “refugee” or “migrant crisis”.

  • Anna Ball
  • The Conversation

These are portrayals of victims – their eyes downcast, arms clutching a young child in tearful desperation as they teeter aboard an inflatable craft.

Dae 2bYet these images do not represent the richly complex identities of refugee women themselves – nor do they give voice to their often overlooked gender-specific concerns.

These include issues such as the threat…

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