“My mother was her own Ellis Island,” Luis Torres says about his mother, a Salvadoran immigrant, who fled the civil war and found refuge in California in the 80’s.
“When we finally crossed the border and got into the bus, I wanted the driver to move as fast as possible and to never stop. I didn’t turn back to look at my country, not even for one last time,” says Sham Al Ahmad as she describes the moment she crossed from Syria to Jordan.
When Gwen* approached a job-placement agency in Nairobi, Kenya, she was promised a job in a hotel in Dubai. Instead she ended up in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).
Niger - Francoise was convinced that she would have a better life if she had been in North Africa or Europe. She soon realized the reality was otherwise.
United States - When they left Nepal in 2008, Pingala Dhital and her family thought that they would be living in Washington, D.C. It turned out that they were headed to Washington State – Spokane, to be exact.
While many would view women's empowerment through accomplished and successful careers or their right to whether or not bear a child, Becky Allen has chosen to give voice to female refugees in the U