In this Huffington Post article, Emma Batha reported on the changing social trends for women in the Syrian Refugee Crisis. International crisis organizations are observing an increase in women filling in the role of household provider with the men missing from their lives. The trend is both positive and negative, with women learning to live independently but also becoming vulnerable to sexual exploitation.
- The first thing she wants to do on reaching Germany is learn the language and look for a job. “My husband is traditional but he will support this.
- Aid workers say women refugees arriving in the Balkans are highly vulnerable, generally having less money and fewer resources than men.
- CARE said some mothers travelling on their own formed sexual relationship in the hope the man would protect them and their children while they were on the road.
“The number of female-headed Syrian households in Jordan has risen to nearly 40 percent from a quarter a couple of years ago, CARE said.”