Topic: Prostitution/Human trafficking

Amal, a giant puppet of a young Syrian refugee girl searching for her mother, travelled 8,000 km across Europe, from Turkey to the UK, to draw attention to the plight of refugees. She is seen here shaking actor Jude Law's hand in Folkstone, England (photo: Glyn KIRK/AFP)

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Sex worker on the street in Tehran, Iran (photo: Mehr)

Prostitution in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Open-minded, loving... and desperate

Still of an alley in the prostitutes' ghetto Shahr-e No in Tehran before 1980 (source: ROUYDAD24.IR)

Prostitution in the Shah's Iran

Shahr-e No – "the neighbourhood of the sorrowful"

 Refugees from Eritrea (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt‘s illegal deportation practice

Eritrean refugees in Egypt: arrested, beaten, threatened

Still from Aminatou Echard's "Jamilia" (source: en.unifrance.org)

Aminatou Echard's "Jamilia" documentary

Recording the struggle for women's rights in Kyrgyzstan

Former ifa CrossCulture Programme participant Svetlana campaigns against bride abduction in Kyrgyzstan (photo: private)

Fighting forced marriage in Kyrgyzstan

Bride abduction is not cool

Mauritanian artist Saleh Lo (photo: ifa/Wolfgang Kuhnle)

Interview with Mauritanian artist Saleh Lo

"If I can restore some of their dignity, my work will have been a success"

Mauritanian human rights activist Biram Dah Abeid (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Interview with Mauritanian human rights activist Biram Dah Abeid

"Time to end Arab racism"

Howeida was only 15 when she became a summer bride for the first time. She has since been married 7 more times, each time for just a few days (photo: Flemming Weiss-Andersen)

Sex tourism in Egypt

A bride for the summer

A drug addict sells her baby on the streets of Tehran

Child trafficking in Iran

The agony of the destitute