On this World Refugee Day, I have in front of me the faces of the young refugee girls the Women's Refugee Commission met on a recent visit to Ethiopia. As I read through the notes from that visit, I am reminded again that for many refugee girls around the world, there are no good choices.
I see the sad eyes of 14-year old Zala*, who fled Somalia two years ago after her parents were killed in front of her. Somehow, this young girl survived a harrowing trip on a boat that capsized after five weeks at sea. She was rescued and eventually ended up in a refugee camp.
Read the full blog on the Huffington Post website to learn about the situation for refugee girls like Zala, and what the Women's Refugee Commission is doing to ensure they have the opportunity to develop the confidence, critical thinking, leadership skills and support networks that will allow them to better protect themselves and to participate fully in community life and decision-making.