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'With Our Hearts And Our Heads': Telling The Stories Of Women Refugees

Refugee and migrant women line up as they wait to receive food distributed by Greek Red Cross at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, March 2, 2016.

A deal brokered between the EU and Turkey at the height of last year’s migrant crisis has effectively closed the Balkan route, but there are still thousands of migrants and refugees living in limbo in camps in Greece and Macedonia. The women who have made this perilous journey are particularly susceptible to violence, and some are traveling alone with their children. RFE/RL Balkan Service correspondent and former Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellow Jasmina Lazic visited a refugee camp in northern Macedonia in April to make a short video documentary about the women there. On this episode of Heard It From Her, we discuss the women she met and what she learned from the experience.