Saturday, 20 August 2011

Women Affected by the Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Photo taken from TckTckTck, Drought in Africa I Photo Credit: United Nations Photo/flickr

Tcktcktck in combination with One International illuminates the increased violence against women and girls as a result of the crisis in the Horn of Africa.  Women fleeing from Somalia to Kenya encounter violence as they cross the border.  Many are removed from their vehicles, robbed, and raped.

Once in Dadaab, Kenya, women remain in danger as the camp cannot sustain an increasing number of refugees.  Women risk subjecting themselves to further attacks as they stray far from camp in search of firewood and water.

Read the original article here.

And be sure to listen to our podcast on Climate Change and Gender, from our Climate Impact Series.

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