"Because she is a human being, because she inspires me, because I see how she suffers."


In the summer of 2016, I travelled to Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya - the largest refugee camp in the world - with CARE International and the International Rescue Committee to photograph and interview refugee community workers. These individuals - refugees from Somalia - strive, work, fight for gender equality and the end of violence against women and girls in their community. Facing threats, they provide life-saving services to survivors of violence, advocate for the rights of women and girls, and spark transformation. Here, they share thoughts about their work, life in the camp, and what drives them to do this work. 

Leila

"The women and girls living in the camp experience a lot of problems and challenges.  But there are many here who are going to school, and who know what their rights are. There are many who are advocating for the rights of women. We have many challenges and we are fighting to overcome them. 

I am a leader in the community. I want to change many lives. I want to support women who are experiencing problems to have a better life.

My work has saved lives."

Leila

"The women and girls living in the camp experience a lot of problems and challenges.  But there are many here who are going to school, and who know what their rights are. There are many who are advocating for the rights of women. We have many challenges and we are fighting to overcome them. 

I am a leader in the community. I want to change many lives. I want to support women who are experiencing problems to have a better life.

My work has saved lives."

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