Minority Rights Group International (MRG) Deputy Director, Claire Thomas, writes this opinion piece for the Thomson Reuters News Foundation.+ LEARN MORE
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Barbed wire. Credit: Jamie Dobson.
Protest against France’s immigration laws in Paris, France. Credit: looking4poetry. (Protesters gather to speak out against escalating hate incidents in Washington County, Maryland state, US. Credit: Stephen Melkisethian.)
Kurdish refugees from Syria. Credit: EC/ECHO.
Dalit woman in India. Credit: ActionAid India.
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Ogiek women in Kenya. Credit: MRG.
Yezidi refugees in Kurdistan, Iraq. Credit: Defend International.
Dominican woman of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic. Credit: Dominique Telemaque.
Muslim women in France. Credit: Baba1948 (Flickr).
Roma woman in Ukraine. Credit: Steve Evans.
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Yezidi refugees who fled ISIL attacks in Iraq. Credit: Caroline Gluck/EU-ECHO.
Batwa woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: MRG.
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