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Yemeni woman makes epic eight-month journey to reach UK

Hear the incredible story of 29-year-old Noor's eight-month journey to reach asylum in the UK.

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The Guardian

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  • For Everyone

Yemeni woman makes epic eight-month journey to reach UK

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Type of Resource

Source

The Guardian

About this resource

Noor is a human rights campaigner, specifically focused on challenging child marriage and the lack of rights for girls and women in Yemen. Her inspiring story details how she crossed eight borders, two deserts and one sea to get to the UK to claim asylum.

Why we recommend this resource

This story helps to shed light on the reality of SDG 5 Gender Equality and migration through a first-person account. It’s a great story to start discussion on these issues, as well as understand the reality for many women.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 5: Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

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