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FEMENA talks with Parastou Hassouri about the situation of refugees in the MENA region & how Covid19 is impacting them.


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June 20, is World Refugee Day. Listen to Pasrastou Hassouri talk with FEMENA about the situation of Refugees in MENA region.

This interview was conducted by FEMENA’s Director, Sussan Tahmasebi, as part of our “In Conversation with Women Human Rights Defenders” series.

Parastou Hassouri is a lawyer and University Lecturer with expertise on International Refugee Law. She has been a staunch advocate for rights of refugees, especially women and children for nearly 2 decades.

In this excellent interview Parastou describes the current situation of refugees in MENA countries, how the pandemic has made these communities even more vulnerable and what you can do to help.

FEMENA Interview: Situation of Refugees in MENA Region & Impact of #COVID19
In Conversation with Women Human Rights Defenders Sussan Tahmasebi, FEMENA’s Director, talks with Parastou Hassouri on the Situation of Refugees in the MENA …
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🚨On June 18 a court hearing will take place as part of the criminalization process against Egyptian feminist and women human rights defender Mozn Hassan from Nazra for Feminist Studies

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