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Refugee Girls: The Invisible Faces of War


War forces girls into unfamiliar roles. A girl not yet in her teens may suddenly find herself in charge of an entire household or forced to provide most of the economic support for her family. A girl who has spent her young life shrouded and kept behind closed doors by her family to ensure her “virtue” may find herself suddenly thrust into a very adult world of sexual exploitation and abuse inflicted by war.

“Refugee Girls: The Invisible Faces of War” is an attempt to tell the untold story of the millions of refugee girls whose voices are almost never heard. While much of the refugee experience for girls is and depressing to read about, refugee girls are resilient and strong.

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