Bustle - Syrian Refugee Girls Are Taking Control Of Their Own Stories Through Film

"The kids noted that they had all of these people coming in from around the world to tell their stories and that they could tell their stories better than anybody else," says 32-year-old Justine McGowan, who works as CARE's senior innovation adviser and lives in California. "This enables young people to tell their stories directly, both to each other and to the rest of the world."

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Career Contessa - This Serial Entrepreneur's Motivation Is Completely Rooted in One Virtue—Empathy

Charlie Grosso, a true renaissance woman, has the unique ability to find a niche in the market that isn't being met—and to fill that void. Cultural competency, optimism, and a vision for facilitating human connection combine to guide Grosso to dream big, but also to execute that dream. Grosso isn't just a dreamer, she's a doer. And when she commits to a project—to a vision—she follows through. Her empathy instinctively drives her to empower other people, through any entrepreneurial venture she embarks on.

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Bustle - Refugee Girls Are the Most Vulnerable

"Often times, girls are first in terms of the elements of vulnerability —sexual harassment, sexual attacks, actual human trafficking, sex trafficking, and child marriage — and often last in opportunity, whether that's literally last in line in terms of being able to eat, or last in line in terms of their ability of their family to send them to school," says Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE.

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We are All Refugees

A refugee is defined as a person possessing “a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, [or] membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” This 1951 definition is both prescient in its universality and expresses a deep sense of empathy that seems to be rare in the current political climate. When we think, truly think, haven’t we all seen or known fear at some point? Aren’t we all refugees?

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OTPYM - The Bracelet Economy

In every crisis country, you will find someone leading refugees in making handicraft in efforts towards building economic independence.

Is this really the best skills to be teaching? Or is it simply the by-product of inherent biases? We need to reexamine how we think about funding nonprofits and what we are willing to support with our dollars; think about how to foster a more equitable society through 21st Century skills and not continue to condemn girls and women in the “pink ghetto.”

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3RP Regional Refugee Resilience, 2017-18

3RP Partners are implementing the joint initiative “Support of Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) in Lebanon and enhancing enrollment in it”. This initiative aims to develop a TVET Strategic Paper and Roadmap leading to better linkages with the labour demand market requirements and the aspirations of UNICEF/Lebanon/ Sebastian Rich 18 youth aged 12 - 21 years. It builds on and complements other parallel interventions in place to improve the TVET system in Lebanon as well as mitigate the negative impact of the Syria crisis.

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