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[Perspectives] Voices of invisible women

Images of migrants arriving in Europe have caused much political debate in host countries about how to meet their needs. Recent estimates from the UN indicate that, in 2015, about 244 million people, representing the 3·3% of the world’s population, lived outside their country of origin and increasing numbers are forced to migrate because of man-made causes, such as conflict, poverty, political persecution, or economic insecurity. Women, who represent just under half of migrants globally, are vulnerable to the dramatic changes imposed by forced migration.

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