The story of a woman who has fled from the Islamic States to seek asylum in Germany has a familiar ring to it.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, women were barred from travelling overseas.
But many women are now leaving their homes and making the dangerous journey to Europe to seek safety, particularly in the refugee camps in the Middle East.
German women face an increasing number of radical attacks and threats, and the number of women returning to their homes is increasing.
This year, the number is expected to double to more than 100,000, according to the German Interior Ministry.
But for many of these women, the only option left is to travel to Germany.
“It’s an emotional journey that I think many women don’t take seriously,” said a 27-year-old woman who asked to be identified only by her first name, Nafissat.
“But it’s a very hard and difficult decision.
I have to decide if I want to continue living in this country. “
I am scared of everything that I see, especially my kids.
I have to decide if I want to continue living in this country.
But it’s very important that I leave.”‘
It’s not just my family’: How some women have found refuge in EuropeIn January, the German government introduced a controversial law that would allow women to apply for asylum in the country of their choice, and also allow them to live with a partner.
However, the law was widely criticised and a number of German women were left with no choice but to travel abroad.
One woman, who only gave her first and last name to avoid being identified, said that in the past few months she had received a lot of support and support from her family and friends in Germany.
“The family and the friends that I have here in Germany, they have been there for me.
They have also offered me advice and support,” she said.
“And now, they are supporting me as well.”
However, the woman also has one big concern.
“If I leave, it’s not only my family, it would also affect my kids,” she told Al Jazeera.
“The situation I’m in now is not good.
They say that they are afraid for my safety, but that’s not true.”‘
I know it’s dangerous’: Woman returns to Germany after being held captive by ISIS Source Al Jazeera: Women’s Safety – The World, 2017 Despite the threat, the majority of German asylum seekers are women, with around 80 percent of them returning to the country to seek shelter, according the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
“In Germany, there is a great sense of support, of solidarity, of feeling a great responsibility for these women and children.
And so it’s quite surprising,” said the German women’s rights group, Nähe Prenz.”
I think this is one of the reasons why women feel so secure and secure that they don’t want to return,” said Ms Sievers.
“Because if you want to live in Europe, you can’t.”
She also said that women in Germany are still facing discrimination.
“They are not accepted at the moment,” she added.
“They’re not getting equal opportunities in the workplace.
They’re not being allowed to leave the house and travel abroad.”
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